Dawn Chorus Walk Sun May 2 2010
Ray Reedman shared his considerable knowledge on birdsong with 8 members of the Group, who turned up at 6.15 am, and against all hopes the weather was reasonably kind, with only light rain at about two- thirds way round Black Swan, Sandford and Lavell's Lakes. Ray pointed out that our resident songsters are beginning to fade and that we are now enjoying migrants' birdsong for the next month or so. The rain kept off for most of the walk and, with Ray's expertise, we heard or saw, or sometimes both:
Swallow, House Martin, Swift, Sand Martin, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Robin, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Wren, Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Sedge Warbler, Cuckoo, Reed Bunting and, best of all,
If you follow the links on the pictures below, you can listen to the birds' song courtesy of the RSPB.
Don't forget Ray is doing a walk round the lakes on Sunday 20th June.
Postscript from Brian.