20 and Counting - An Introduction to Birdsong with Brett Westwood - The Report

May 6, 2017

 

The Dawn Chorus from Greenfield Gardens

by 

Phoebe Kent

May 6th 2017

 

‘Look! They’re back! Look!’      As we stood in the cold drizzle, listening to Brett Westwood and the birds, one of the group spotted three swifts overhead.  The first of the year for most of us and proof (according to the poet, Ted Hughes) that …’the globe’s still working’.

 

 

The aim was to identify 20 different species and in 1 hour 20 minutes we managed 22.  Not bad for a little town park.  

Another highlight was the Stock Dove. 

 

Huge thanks to Simon for organising it and to Brett for being so informative.  Brett has a formidable task ahead presenting Radio 4’s International Dawn Chorus for around 7 hours tomorrow morning.

Fingers crossed we will be doing this again soon.

Phoebe Kent

Many thanks to Phoebe for keeping notes for Brett and to everyone that came along.

This is by no means complete list of the birds and wildlife that we get in Greenfield Gardens, we are regularly visited by Badgers, Foxes, Buzzards, Red Kites to name a few. 

Below is a list what we did see or hear from 6am to around 7:20am. There are also clickable links on the website that will take you to the RSPB website so you can see and hear the birds we saw and heard! 

 

 

 

 

Blackbird

Wren

Carrion crow

Chaffinch

Lesser Black-Backed Gull

Wood pigeon

Jay

Robin

Song Thrush

Magpie

Goldfinch

Swift

Blue tit

Stock Dove

Blackcap

Coal tit

Goldcrest

Greenfinch

House sparrow

Rock dove (or Feral pigeon) 

Mistle thrush

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