(Corvid 19 Challenge update 2nd May 2020)
I hope everyone has enjoyed the Corvid 19 Challenge for April 2020. Please send me your April records by 7th May.
Because lockdown continues, we are extending the Corvid 19 Challenge until the end of Lockdown.
Same rules as before, you must stick to the Government Guidelines.
Your records for each month must be sent to Jenny by the 7th of the following month.
Please let Jenny know if you wish to continue, or join the Challenge.
To clarify, The Corvid 19 Challenge is extended to the end of Lockdown.
So submit your April records to Jenny by 7th May. Then continue to walk/ watch from your garden and record everything for each month until the end of lockdown. Submit your May records to Jenny by 7th June and so on. Any new species seen will be added to your total.
We are rediscovering the wonder of common species on our local exercise walks. Paradoxically these are the least reported to the County Recorder. So we have set up a competition which hopefully will encourage you to submit your local records. The person who records the most species– either in their garden or on their local patch (or both!) - will win. Please record as much detail of numbers and behaviour as you can, as this will give valuable records for the County.
As your walks will mostly be alone, we are relying on your honesty in recording!!
Neil Glenn has kindly donated one copy each of his books The Best Birdwatching Sites in Norfolk and The Best Birdwatching Sites in Yorkshire as prizes (Buckingham Press) and Mike Warren will kindly paint a sketch of the winner’s choice of species.
There will be one prize for the most species recorded by one person with walking distance of their house and another prize for the most species recorded in a person’s garden.
The Competition starts 00.01 hours Wednesday 1st April 2020 and ends at 23.59 hours Thursday 30th April 2020.
Rules: (1) Participants must comply with the most up to date government guidance on Covid19.
(2) Entrants must register with NBW Secretary Jenny Swindells by 23.59 hours on Saturday 4th April. email: email@example.com or phone: 0115 9812432
(3) All birds must be recorded in Nottinghamshire in April 2020.
There are two sections to the competition:
Section A - Only birds seen or heard within walking distance of your home (NO DRIVING ALLOWED!!!). Also butterflies may be added.
Section B - Only birds seen or heard from your garden. Also butterflies may be added.
Records to be submitted in species order on the Excel form as given on the NBW website Recording page (If you are not able to use this form, please contact Jenny). In the case of a draw, the winner will be decided by the numbers recorded and the observation details. Separate records must be submitted for sections A) and B). (Otherwise it will get too complicated for Jenny!)
Records must be submitted to Jenny Swindells by 23.59 hours Thursday 7th May 2020.