International Dawn Chorus Day was celebrated by having a walk around the estate kicking off at 6am. The main highlight was the male Wood Warbler singing in Racecourse Plantation. A Green Woodpecker yaffling from a tree top was well watched and new to some observers.
Song and Mistle Thrushes were very vocal around the entire estate. Other prominent song birds were the migrants Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps. Redpolls are still present but were all fly-over sightings.
M Doveston et al