Read about our recent bird song walk

A couple of weeks ago, naturalist and Box Moor Trust volunteer Sam Buckton led a birdsong walk across the Trust Estate. The purpose of the walk was to familiarise the walkers with different birdsong. Despite the rain, attendees discovered approximately 20 birds in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Every day birds such as Blackbirds, Blue Tits and Robins were present, as were some more colourful species such as Dunnocks, Goldcrests and Nut Hatches. Several other birds were seen, rather than heard, including Buzzards, Long-tailed Tits, and Treecreepers. Undoubtedly the highlight of the day was the sighting of a Firecrest; the first sighting in the area in 10 years.

Sam kindly produced a report detailing the different species, which can be viewed below.

Sam will be running a further workshop on Flowering Plants on the morning of Friday 3rd May. If you wish to attend, please contact the Trust office via [email protected]

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