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Dawn Chorus in Maiden Erlegh LNR

On Sunday 10th May, 18 brave souls rose earley (a 6.00am start) to join a walk about the Maiden Erlegh local nature reserve, led by Ray Reedman of the Berkshire Onrithological Club. We spent a couple of hours walking through the wooded areas, and around the lake and were rewarded with a multitude of sounds that were identified by Ray. We were also lucky in a few actual sightings of some of the birds, the highlight probably being a good view of a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming away for a while.

During the walk, we were also treated to a nice view of a pair of foxes in the playing fields, some cormorants sunning themselves in the trees by the lake, and a common tern feeding over the lake.

The complete list of birds heard and seen is given below in the order we heard/saw them. Each bird has a link through to the RSPB website where you can find links to listen to the birds songs, and see pictures / videos of the birds in action.

Wood Pidgeon
RSPB Wood Pidgeon
Robin
RSPB Robin
Blackbird
RSPB Blackbird
Wren
RSPB Wren
       
Song Thrush
RSPB Song thrush
Green Woodpecker
RSPB Green Woodpecker
Great Tit
RSPB Great Tit
Chiffchaff
RSPB Chiffchaff
       
Blue Tit
RSPB Blue Tit
Stock Dove
RSPB Stock Dove
Great Spotted
Woodpecker
RSPB Great Spotted Woodpecker
Magpie
RSPB Magpie
       
Jay
RSPB Jay
Jackdaw
RPSB Jackdaw
Long Tailed Tit
RSPB Long Tailed Tit
Blackcap
RSPB Blackcap
       
Chaffinch
RSPB Chaffinch
House Sparrow
RSPB House Sparrow
Collared Dove
RSPB Collared Dove

The EEG would like to give many thanks to Ray for getting up earley, especially as he had a long days trip to Dungeness the previous day!

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