The Spring Bird Walk took place on the morning of 3 May, a bright and sunny day. Six people participated, and the 28 species listed below were recorded – two more than on last year’s Spring Walk.

Buzzard (C )

Sparrowhawk (A)

Lapwing (C – three in fields toward South Stoke Road)

Red Kite (A, C)

Pheasant (B, C)

Woodpigeon (A, B, C)

Swift (C – about six)

Skylark (C)

Carrion Crow (C)

Rook (A)

Raven (A – one high up, calling; now seen and heard regularly over Woodcote, often as a pair)

Starling (A)

Magpie (A, C)

Blue Tit (B)

Great Tit (B, C)

Long-tailed Tit (A – just one, unusually for this gregarious species)

Swallow (A, C)

Whitethroat (C)

Chiffchaff (B)

Blackcap (B, C)

Nuthatch (B)

Wren (B, C)

Robin (A, B, C)

Blackbird (A, B, C)

Song Thrush (B, C – including one young by bottom path beyond Dean Farm)

Greenfinch (A, C)

Chaffinch (A, C)

House Sparrow (A)

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