Trip reports

Nightingale Walk at RSPB Northward Hill (Leader David Saunders)

Nightingale Walk at RSPB Northward Hill (Leader David Saunders)
Nightingale Walk - RSPB Northward Hill

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Taken from Dr Hoo's RSPB Northward Hill Blog

The 3rd of May saw the second evening walk at the reserve hosted by the Medway Local Group. By 7pm 27 of us had gathered to hear the legendary bird sing, a good two thirds had never heard a nightingale and I promised them a real treat. Up to Sweeney Viewpoint and down the gentle hill to Lipwell where a couple of males could be heard limbering up.

Plenty of other birds entertained us as we made our way to the bridge, the songs of the great tit and chiffchaff, yaffling green woodpeckers, noisy corvids, with the occasional whole-hearted snatch of song was unmistakable - even if just a few gentle exercises to clear the throat.

Happy in mission accomplished, we slowly made our way back to the car park at Bromhey Farm and off home fully satisfied.

My thanks to Dave Hale as my number two and Des and Carol Felix as steward support.