Plymouth Branch, Dawn Chorus Walk, Saltram – Saturday, 13th May, 2017 04.30 hours

Skylark at Chelston Meadow

A Skylark seen at Chelson Meadow on the Dawn Chorus walk  (photo: Bob Barrow)

A group of eleven attended this walk and were rewarded with a good selection of birdsong and some interesting sights including a buzzard being mobbed by Corvids, a Whitethroat singing and showing display flight and a male Chaffinch feeding its mate. Below is a list in order of hearing from 04.30 to 07.30 hours.

Robin; Skylark; Song Thrush; Carrion Crow; Blackbird; Wren; Pheasant, Blackcap; Chiffchaff; Wood Pigeon;; Goldcrest; Goldfinch; Chaffinch; Canada Goose; Whitethroat; Mistle Thrush, Dunnock, Nuthatch.

Also seen fledged Robins and along the river and overhead: Little Egret; Shelduck; Cormorant and Mallard.

John Lloyd