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Dawn Chorus Walk Sun May 2 2010

Ray Reedman shared his considerable knowledge on birdsong with 8 members of the Group, who turned up at 6.15 am, and against all hopes the weather was reasonably kind, with only light rain at about two- thirds way round Black Swan, Sandford and Lavell's Lakes. Ray pointed out that our resident songsters are beginning to fade and that we are now enjoying migrants' birdsong for the next month or so. The rain kept off for most of the walk and, with Ray's expertise, we heard or saw, or sometimes both:

Swallow, House Martin, Swift, Sand Martin, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Robin, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Wren, Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Sedge Warbler, Cuckoo, Reed Bunting and, best of all,

WE HEARD NIGHTINGALES SING. RSPB nightingale
It was worth the early morning start.

If you follow the links on the pictures below, you can listen to the birds' song courtesy of the RSPB.

Don't forget Ray is doing a walk round the lakes on Sunday 20th June.

Sheila


Postscript from Brian.

RSPB Garganey
When everyone else had dashed off for a late breakfast, Ray and I were chatting when a birder with a bankers pension worth of camera equipment rolled up, and asked if we'd seen the Garganey on Lavells Lake. So off we went, in the now pouring rain. This duck is rare in Berkshire - I'd never seen one before. So well worth the delayed breakfast.

Swallow
RSPB swallow
House Martin
RSPB House Martin
Swift
RSPB swift
Sand Martin
RSPB Sand Martin
Grey Wagtail
RSPB Grey Wagtail
Pied Wagtail
RSPB Pied Wagtail
Whitethroat
RSPB Whitethroat
Lesser Whitethroat
RSPB Lesser Whitethroat
Garden Warbler
RSPB Garden Warbler
Song Thrush
RSPB Song Thrush
Blackbird
RSPB Blackbird
Robin
RSPB Robin
Greenfinch
RSPB Greenfinch
Chaffinch
RSPB Chaffinch
Wren
RSPB Wren
Chiffchaff
RSPB Chiffchaff
Green Woodpecker
RSPB Green Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
RSPB Great Spotted Woodpecker
Willow Warbler
RSPB Willow Warbler
Blackcap
RSPB Blackcap
Sedge Warbler
RSPB Sedge Warbler
Cuckoo
RSPB Cuckoo
Reed Bunting
RSPB Reed Bunting
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