Today's bird news
Bowdown Woods Nature Reserve: 0 OTHER BIRD SPECIES. Eton Wick: 9 Swift. Fobney Meadow: 3 Green Sandpiper, 50 Swift, 5 Grey Wagtail, 12 Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 8 Reed Bunting. Frilsham: 2 Marsh Tit. Moor Copse, Tidmarsh: 1 Grey Wagtail. Reading: 12 Swift. Swinley Forest: 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Whitethroat.
OTHER BIRD SPECIES: Bowdown Woods Nature Reserve (22/06), M4 junction 8/9 > 10 (21/06). Black-tailed Godwit: Fobney Meadow (15/06). Caspian Gull: Lower Farm GP (20/06).
To help with Swift conservation, the BOC is offering nest boxes to install on suitable buildings. But not everyone is able to install the boxes themselves. We urgently need a few competent volunteers equipped to fit the boxes under eaves (extension ladders and drill).
24th May 2018 | Renton Righelato
We have such a close involvement with the recording process that we can get mired in the technicalities of it all. Our overwhelming concerns become the scientific integrity of the records and the value of each sighting.
10th May 2018 | Richard Burness
When it comes to the analysis of records in the database there are several parameters that are critical to the integrity and value of each record. What species is it? How many were there? Were they calling, singing, nesting? Who saw it? Where is it?
30th January 2018 | Richard Burness