Trip reports

Weekend Walk - Padley Gorge (Famous Birdsong Walk)

male stonechat perched on bramble

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Conditions were perfect as we made an early start in lovely spring sunshine, surrounded by birdsong. One of the first birds that attracted our attention with its fluty, fruity song was a Song Thrush. Other birds competing for our attention were Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Greenfinch, Dunnock, Robin and Wren.

Once we climbed into the still leaf-less woodlands, we had wonderful views of Pied Flycatcher and Nuthatch, although Redstart proved tricky.

We continued onto the heathland where we were rewarded with good views of Tree Pipit, Stonechat and Pied Wagtail and the call of the Cuckoo.

We all agreed it had been well worth getting up early for such a memorable walk.

23 people attended
38 bird species seen
Star bird: Pied Flycatcher

Full list of bird species:
Blackbird
Bullfinch
Blue Tit
Blackcap
Buzzard
Coal Tit
Crow
Chiffchaff
Chaffinch
Cuckoo
Dunnock
Goldfinch
Great Tit
Greenfinch
Goldcrest
Grey Wagtail
Great Spotted Woodpecker
House Sparrow
Jay
Jackdaw
Long-tailed Tit
Mallard
Mistle Thrush
Meadow Pipit
Magpie
Nuthatch
Pied Flycatcher
Pied Wagtail
Robin
Redstart
Song Thrush
Siskin
Stonechat
Treecreeper
Tree Pipit
Willow Warbler
Wren
Wood Pigeon