Today's bird news
Emmbrook: 14 Ring-necked Parakeet, 5 Black Redstart. Lower Earley: 1 Sparrowhawk. Moor Green Lakes: 4 Green Sandpiper.
Osprey: Fleethill Farm (08/09). Sandwich Tern: Theale GPs (13/09). Wryneck: Greenham Common (12/09). Black Redstart: Emmbrook (17/09). Red-backed Shrike: Crookham Common (12/09).
Greenham and Crookham Commons are a special place for people, birds and other wildlife. It is the largest remaining area of lowland heath in western Berkshire and consequently is also one of the last remaining strongholds for birds nesting on or close to the ground, such as Dartford Warbler, Woodlark, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Stonechat, Linnet and Nightjar.
24th May 2021 | Clare Sulston
Please submit any descriptions/photos of scarce and rare birds seen in 2020 as soon as possible. We will use photos off the Internet but it is always better to receive a description/photo from the finder, so that the details of the record can be confirmed. The work in progress shows the current state of 2020 records. We particularly need descriptions for records marked NDR as we don't have anything on these. Many thanks!
23rd March 2021 | Marek Walford
As we are now in the breeding season records of some species are automatically blocked. You can still submit records of rare breeding birds but they won't be visible to other website users. This year we are monitoring the spread of Peregrine across Berkshire so it is very important that you can continue to submit your sightings.
17th March 2021 | Marek Walford
Please submit your 2020 records as soon as possible, preferably by the end of January. Records need to be imported into the database, de-duplicated, validated, and reviewed by BRC, before they can be made available to other organisations.
4th January 2021 | Marek Walford