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Monday, April 9, 2012

Dawn Chorus walk

17 people turned up for the walk from Sunday School Wood, next to Combe Parish Church, at 6am this morning. After a very welcome cup of coffee,  we set off on a short walk, through SSW, along Combe Wood Lane, up the footpath towards Combe Wood and then over the fields to Broccole Lane, before heading across the footpath to New Road Farm and back to the churchyard for breakfast at about 8am.
We saw and/or heard 26 bird species in all, (listed below) which for a walk in early April, in a slight drizzle, was quite good going. We also saw roe deer and numerous rabbits, plus wildflowers such as cowslips and bluebells, so hopefully everyone who joined us felt it had been worth getting up so early for!
Thanks to Debbie and Andy for the catering, Sue for the posters, Rob for assisting with birdsong identification and the Village Shop for selling the tickets

Blackbird
Blackcap
Blue Tit
Buzzard
Carrion Crow
Chaffinch
Chiff Chaff
Coal Tit
Collared Dove
Dunnock
Goldcrest
Goldfinch
Great Tit
Green Woodpecker
Greenfinch
Herring Gull
House Sparrow
Jackdaw
Linnet
Pheasant
Robin
Rook
Song Thrush
Swallow
Woodpigeon
Wren

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