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Earley Environmental Group - Earley Town Council Dawn Chorus Walk 2024

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Twenty-three bird song enthusiasts managed the 5.30 am start on Sunday 19th April for this year’s Dawn Chorus Walk at Maiden Erlegh Local Nature Reserve. Led by Elaine Charlson and Diane Cox the group heard 22 different bird songs. Elaine and Diane gave the group tips on how to recognise each song, with many of having a go themselves as their confidence grew.

The 22 species of birds identified and recorded were: Song Thrush, Wren, Robin, Wood Pigeon, Great Tit, Blackbird, Canada Goose, Goldcrest, Mallard, Coot, Jackdaw, Sparrow, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blue Tit, Collared Dove, Magpie, Black-headed Gull, Dunnock, Stock Dove and Nuthatch.

Thank you to the ETC Ranger Ashley Prior for looking after us throughout the walk and to co-organisers Earley Town Council which suppled muffins to go with a welcome cuppa at the end of the walk.
Special thanks, however, go to Elaine and Diane for leading the walk, and to Charlotte Allchin for organising it.

Bob Collis

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