As this year’s breeding season unfolds this is a special plea from the Club and RSPB South East to submit records for the following species if you are fortunate enough to come across them:
Farmland: Lapwing, Corn Bunting, Tree Sparrow, Turtle Dove, Grey Partridge
Woodland/heathland: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Marsh Tit, Willow Tit, Redstart, Nightingale, Spotted Flycatcher, Tree Pipit, Woodcock, Wood Warbler, Hawfinch and Mistle Thrush (recently added to the Red List).
The RSPB has a number of projects underway to help these species. By submitting your records on berksbirds, on birdtrack or to firstname.lastname@example.org, you can help greatly by adding to the data available to inform our future conservation efforts.
If you do come across any of these and other scarce species this breeding season, we would really appreciate it if you would submit records with:
- location with a 6-figure grid reference
- any breeding evidence.