Trip reports

Weekend Walk - Padley Gorge (Famous Birdsong Walk)

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Our famous birdsong walk got off to a good start with the surround sound of birdsong.  We sorted out the sounds of Robins, Wrens, Blackbirds and Dunnocks from that of Chaffinches, Blackcaps, Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs but the highlight had to be playing hide and seek with those elusive Pied Flycatchers in the oak woodland. Other birds seen included Song and Mistle Thrushes, Siskins, Nuthatches, Treecreepers, Goldcrests and a Green Woodpecker.

And we just managed to get back before it rained!

32 people attended
35 species seen
Star bird: Pied Flycatcher

Full list of birds seen:
Blackbird             
Blackcap         
Bullfinch          
Blue Tit
Chaffinch             
Chiffchaff       
Coal Tit            
Crow
Dunnock              
Dipper             
Goldfinch         
Great Tit
Goldcrest         
Green Woodpecker                   
Grey Wagtail
Jay                      
Jackdaw            
Kestrel             
Magpie
Mandarin Duck  
Meadow Pipit  
Mallard            
Mistle Thrush
Nuthatch             
Pied Flycatcher        
Pied Wagtail
Robin                   
Song Thrush     
Siskin               
Swallow
Treecreeper        
Tree Pipit         
Willow Warbler
Wood Pigeon     
Wren