Friday, 25 April 2014

Bird Song Skills Improvement Group

 Meeting at Newton St Loe/Bath Spa University grounds (Newton Park) on Tuesday 22nd April
We gathered at about 9.30am and the rain had cleared and before long the sun broke through the clouds and we were listening to a range of bird song including Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Dunnock, Goldcrest and Blackcap.  We enjoyed excellent views of a pair of very obliging Little Owls, reported on the Nats News-site last year, so great that they are still in situ.  I was surprised and delighted to find  a Common Sandpiper and we heard it call very briefly as it flew across the lake. Other birds on and around the lake included Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail, Moorhen, Coot and a pair of Teal.
We ended our walk at the Newton St Loe Farm Shop and enjoyed coffees and teas and delicious cake whilst listening to and watching Swallows and Skylark."

Lucy Delve         

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