A brisk Saturday morning walk up to the Post Office to collect a parcel was made all the more enjoyable by a diversion via Mousehold Heath.
Considering it’s locality to the busy A1042 Mousehold Lane, once you get into the woodland the traffic noise is absorbed by the trees and shrubs and soon the morning birdsong becomes the dominant sound.
This morning I was stopped in my tracks by a call I didn’t recognise. So tune full – perhaps a Song Thrush, yet so varied I wondered if it was a mimicking Starling. Perhaps you can identify it for me.
Many thanks to to Ursula, Nick and Ian who have confirmed that the bird is indeed a Song Thrush.
If, unlike me, you weren’t awake at 4am this morning, then you may want to take the chance to listen to the recorded version of this morning’s Dawn Chorus at Cley Marshes in North Norfolk.
Listen again and see some of the photographs I took during the set up and broadcast. (more…)
It’s been a great morning at Cley-next-the-Sea in North Norfolk for International Dawn Chorus Day.
The Norfolk Wildlife Trust site at Cley. played host to the broadcast.
You’ll be able to hear it again later today.
In the meantime this was the live blog I did during the broadcast.
6:15 – That’s it for this year. Thank you for listening and/or reading. See you in 2018!
6:03 – The sun is casting a wonderful light across the marshes which seems to have had a calming effect n our feathered friends. All seems very peaceful. Just the odd little chatter of avocets and a gentle rustle of the reeds. And I think I may have even heard the sound of cattle drifting over the morning breeze.
6:00 – As we move into the last fifteen minutes of the broadcast the shelducks are getting restless and the avocets are busy hunting for breakfast. I can only dream of mine, which is another 3 hours away.
5:50 – That incredible sound was the swan making an exit out over the avocets and terns. (more…)