Following Government advice to stay home, we postponed this Spring’s BOC surveys at the end of March. Now that the advice has been relaxed, surveying may be carried out whilst exercising, provided the guidance on social distancing and on vulnerable groups is adhered to. However, we do not wish to encourage anyone to go out unnecessarily or if they feel at all uncomfortable about it. You may also wish to see the guidance from the British Trust for Ornithology.
It is now too late in the season for many surveys, though we would welcome casual records of farmland specialist species, particularly Corn Bunting, Yellow Wagtail and Curlew; and records of Willow and Marsh Tits (to submit records see http://berksoc.org.uk/recording/submitting-records/ ). We are also seeking reports of breeding grebes (please fill in the online questionnaire http://berksoc.org.uk/recording/surveys/grebes-survey/).