Sunday, 7 May 2017

Dawn Chorus Walk

Overcast, 7°, light NNW

A rather cool and overcast morning with a very light rain shower and a subdued marsh as far as birdsong goes.

2 walks this morning, the village walk led by Tony Rayner and the River walk led by myself and supported by Loren Chaplin (CW) and Mark Bradfield (BBOWT)..........Thanks.

Approx. 30 people of all ages attended the walks and some from as far afield as Wokingham and Abingdon as well as Cholsey.

A big thank you to all that came and supported the walks, and a big thanks also to The Cholsey Café that opened its doors early on a Sunday for breakfast and hot drinks………………………Thanks.

Another thanks to Cholsey 1000 plus for organising and publicising the event and to BBOWT for advertising the event..

For the record the village centre group recorded 27 bird species
plus 2 Fox. The birds were:-

Blackbird; Song Thrush; Mistle Thrush; Great Tit; Blue Tit; Long-tailed Tit; Wren; Robin; Blackcap; Chiffchaff; Whitethroat; Goldcrest; Rook; Carrion Crow; Jackdaw; Red Kite; Wood Pigeon; Collared Dove; Chaffinch; Goldfinch; Greenfinch; Yellowhammer; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Starling; Pheasant; Swift; Grey Heron.

The river walk recorded 44 species of bird, plus Roe Deer: The birds were:

Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Mallard, Pheasant, Grey Heron, Red Kite, Buzzard, Moorhen, Wood Pigeon, Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Swift, Green Woodpecker, Great-spotted Woodpecker, Skylark, Swallow, House Martin, Dunnock, Robin, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Wren, Long-tailed Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Starling, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Linnet, Goldfinch, Greenfinch and Reed Bunting.

To add: a belated report of a Hobby on Thursday seen by Mark Bradfield over Cholsey Marsh.

Photos courtesy Loren.

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