Evening bird walk in Parkhurst Forest, Friday 1st June 2018

Ten members turned out for the evening Nightjar walk meeting in the main car park. It was a misty evening and I was not very hopeful of good outcome. We did a circular walk and heard Blackcap, Blackbird and Song Thrushes singing in the evening air and also saw a Jay. We saw approximately five Woodcock flying over the rides and also heard them call. On the way to our usual spot to hear/see Nightjars we heard the familiar churring sound and when we got down to the corner saw a bird flying and then another one flew low along the ride towards us.  We were fortunate to have a number of sightings of the Nightjar and also heard it churring before we headed off towards the car park and on the way found another territory where the churring was very loud. In all three territories were identified and at least four birds seen or heard. A very successful evening. Jackie Hart

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