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Dawn Chorus walk

Sunday 7th June 2015


The Friends Group held a Dawn Chorus Walk on Sunday 7th June 2015, we met at Albyns Farm Depot, at 4.30 in the morning.  22 people turned up looking blurry eyed, but were ready to go.  We saw or heard 50 different birds during the walk, plus, at Albyns Farm Lake we heard a Marsh Frog.  See the list of all the birds below.




Black headed Gull

Song Thrush

Black bird

Wren

Sparrowhawk

Magpie

Robin

Carrion Crow

Moorhen

Chaffinch

Wood Pigeon

Swift

Collared Dove

Pheasant

Black Cap

Garden Warbler

Chiffchaff

Cettis Warbler

Lesser Whitethroat

Ring-necked Parakeet

Blue Tit

Willow Warbler

Green Finch

Cormorant

Starlings

Heron

Mallard

Mute Swan

Coot

Cuckoo

Great Crested Grebe

Grey Lag Goose

Canada Goose

Green Woodpecker

Common Whitethroat

Long Tailed Tit

Lapwing

Reed Warbler

House Martin

Jay

Pochard

Gold Finch

Skylark

Tufted Duck

Great Tit

Dunnock

Sparrow

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Swift

Gadwall

After the walk, we headed back to Albyns Farm Depot.  We sat at the Classroom drinking either tea or coffee and eating pastries supplied by the Friends Group, we were also discussing the number of birds that we saw or heard this year.  After the count up of all the birds we saw or heard this year, we discovered that we beat last years total by one.  We all had a very enjoyable time on the walk, next year will be holding our next Dawn Chorus Walk in early May 2016.  

This year was fully booked very quickly, therefore as soon as we advertise the event next year, please book a place as soon as possible.  If we have lots of bookings, we will try to hold more than one Dawn Chorus Walk.

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