Bird meeting at Golden Hill Country Park on 16th May 2021

As part of the 50th anniversary of Golden Hill Country Park the Society was asked to conduct surveys during 2020. This could not go ahead because of the Covid 19 pandemic so we decided to conduct the bird meeting now. The Country Park obtained some lottery funding and have provided a directions board in the car park and we followed the wildlife walk. Half of the park is taken up with tree cover with the rest as open spaces. As the weather forecast was for heavy rain only five people attended. The birds were mainly in the tree cover or shrubs as they are busy raising young at this time so it was mainly an exercise in identifying bird song. Three species of warblers were identified, Chiffchaff (the most numerous), Blackcap and Common Whitethroat. Robin, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Wren, Dunnock, Magpie and Song Thrush were the representative resident birds. Three Jays were about and a Great Spotted Woodpecker was heard. 20 species were recorded. Jackie Hart

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