Update – Sep 23rd, 2020
Email from HOS Chairman, Keith Betton
“When, in mid-August, we started to think about setting up a few socially distanced HOS outings the daily Covid infection rate was mostly under 1000. As of yesterday, it is back up at 5000 and as Boris Johnson said last night, the UK has reached a “perilous turning point”.
Although small groups in England are still allowed to meet up at the moment, it is clearly not a good idea to encourage people from different households to meet when the infection rate is rising fast, so I’m sorry to say that the plan to restart a few outings needs to be delayed. I know this will disappoint those who have written asking that we offer a skeleton programme, but the health of everyone must come first right now.
Meanwhile there are things to look forward to …. The Hampshire Bird Report for 2019 is at the final design stage, and a new issue of Kingfisher is in preparation.
One possibility is to offer webinars on Zoom with HOS members giving short talks of 45 mins or so on aspects of birdwatching in Hampshire. So please let me know if there is a talk subject that you’d like to hear about.
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With best wishes
Hampshire Ornithological Society”