Dawn chorus walks - 8th May 2005

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A total of 40 bird species was recorded by the twelve that attended the walks, as were several animal and plant species, stirring insects and even less stirring locals! Read the report here.

Key to symbols

1 = number of birds noted in song

= birds recorded but not in song

X = birds not recorded

Species Walk's start time
Common name Scientific name 4:30 AM 6:00 AM 7:30 AM
Canada Goose Branta canadensis X X
Gadwall Anas strepera
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Tuft Duck Aythya fuligula X
Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea X X
Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Coot Fulica atra
Lapwing Vanellus vanellus X X
Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus 10 10 8
Collard Dove Streptopelia decaocto 1 4 2
Swift Apus apus
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopus major X
Skylark Alauda arvensis X 1 X
Swallow Hirundo rustica 1 2
House Martin Delicon urbicum X
Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba X X
Wren Troglodytes troglodytes 22 15 9
Dunnock Prunella modularis 3 8 5
Robin Erithacus rubecula 3 2 4
Blackbird Turdus merula 10 7 4
Song Thrush Turdus philomelus 4 3 3
Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorous
Sedge Warbler Acrophalus schoenobaenus 1 2 1
Whitethroat Sylvia communis X 1 1
Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita 3 3 4
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 1 1 X
Gold Crest Regulus regulus 3 2 2
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus X
Blue Tit Parus caerulues
Great Tit Parus major 2 1 1
Jackdaw Corvus monedula
Rook Corvus frugilegus
Starling Sturnus vulgaris 2
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs 6 5
Greenfinch Carduelis chloris
Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula X X
  Total songs 71 68 56


4:30 AM: nine attendees - 33 species of birds

6:00 AM: three attendees - 35 species of birds

7:30 AM: three attendees - 35 species of birds

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