The first online indoor meeting held on 10th September was very well attended, with at least 70 viewers, including several from other natural history organisations.  We received feedback from just under half of those attending, which was universally positive and very encouraging.  Despite the novelty of video-conferencing to some, there were only a very small number of minor technical issues (none of which prevented attendees viewing the presentation). The presentation itself, by Steve Ormerod from Cardiff University, attracted  much praise, with almost all commenting on the interesting nature of the content and the quality of the presentation.

The Committee reviewed all the feedback in detail, and concluded that given the level of support for video-conferencing and continuing concerns about  the pandemic, the remaining indoor talks up to and including the February 2021 talk will all be presented via Zoom.   We will review the situation again early in 2021 before making arrangements for delivery of the AGM in March and the 2021/22 indoor talks programme.

Our Membership Secretary, Martin Winrow, has recently emailed Members about our next talk, by Dan Webb on Thursday 8th October.  You will need to register with Martin at membership@herefordshirebirds.org to receive login details.

We hope as many Members as possible will continue to join these talks.

The Committee also reviewed the situation regarding our outdoor field meetings, and concluded with regret that it was not feasible for these to resume at the present time.  We will continue to keep the situation under review.