Trip reports

Weekend Walk - General Cemetery

Dunnock on grass

Saturday, 6 May 2017

We set out on a cold cloudy morning, eager to hear and see as many birds as possible. Unfortunately, due to the exceptionally cold conditions, the birds were reluctant to sing and we struggled at first. There were though lots of Wrens, Robins and Blackbirds and, as the walk progressed, we managed to hear Chiffchaff, Nuthatch and Song Thrush. Along the river, we found Mallard and Grey Wagtail and had good views of Bullfinch. Eventually a few Blackcaps started to sing and these were joined by Great Tit, Chaffinch and Dunnock.

Although it was hard to believe it was early May, as it felt more like early March, the highlight of the walk was looking up and seeing the first Swifts of this year, screeching and zooming overhead.

37 people attended
24 bird species seen
Star Bird: Swift

Full list of bird species:
Blackbird
Blackcap
Blue Tit
Bullfinch
Chaffinch
Chiffchaff
Collared Dove
Crow
Dunnock
Feral Pigeon
Goldcrest
Great Tit
Grey Wagtail
Jay
Long-tailed Tit
Magpie
Mallard
Moorhen
Nuthatch
Robin
Song Thrush
Swift
Wood Pigeon
Wren