It was a beautiful spring morning last Sunday for the 2020 dawn chorus walk in our gardens – although it was probably more of a sit under a blanket with a cup of tea than a walk for most of us!
People were listening around Malthouse Lane and at the Hydestile end of the village.
Between us we heard a total of 25 different birds which is about the amount we usually hear when we’re out and about.
We heard: blackbird, blackcap, blue tit, Canada geese, chaffinch, chiffchaff, collared dove, crow, cuckoo, garden warbler, goldfinch, great tit, hedge sparrow/dunnock, jackdaw, jay, magpie, pheasant, robin, rook, song thrush, sparrow hawk, tawny owl (up late!), woodpigeon, wren and great spotted woodpecker.
It was a lovely, peaceful way to spend an hour but we’ll all be very glad to be able to meet and walk together again next time.