Birdsong challenge: who can you hear in the woods?
The dawn and dusk birdsong walks were magical - for those of us not usually up at 5,30am, the sheer volume of the chorus was a revelation. Since then, many attendees have resolved either to take an evening stroll more often, or have downloaded an app and been eagerly listening out in their gardens to discover just who their feathered neighbours are.
We now have a good idea of who is in the Millennium Wood - this is a useful baseline as we hope to attract a greater variety of birds with our biodiversity project. Listed below is the birds we identified on the birdsong walk. You may like to visit the RSPB birdsong webpage to familiarise yourself with their song (it also has lovely descriptions can help distinguish each call), and then head to woods - how many can you hear?
On the morning (5.30 am) walk we heard:
In the evening (7.30 pm) we heard:
Blackbird Blue-tit Chiffchaff Crow Goldfinch Great-tit Greenfinch Magpie Pheasant Robin Song-thrush Woodpigeon Wren (13 species) A total of 18 species. In the moth trap on the morning of 16th April were the following moths: Hebrew Character Brindled Beauty Waved Umber Small Quaker Pale Pinion Satellite