Dawn Chorus

2 May 2021 was International Dawn Chorus Day. Six of us met at 4:00 am for the Club’s annual Dawn Chorus walk between Minster Lovell and Crawley led by Adrian S. It was cold and the birds were slow waking up; the first thing we heard was a Pipistrelle near the ruins – it seemed even the bats had (sensibly) decided to stay at home. The earliest risers this year were Jackdaws and many Song Thrushes. Later we heard and saw a lot of Whitethroats – there seemed to be one in almost every bush. Mist was rising from the river and most of us were glad to see the sun and warm up when we got to Crawley. By 8:00 am when we arrived back in Minster Lovell we had recorded a creditable total of 42 species. And looking forward to breakfast!