Every 2nd Thursday each Month (Feb – July)
Janet Crittenden (866320) and Clive Patten
STOP / LOOK / LISTEN
Learning to identify birds by their song is not always easy, but is so rewarding. Once you have tuned into listening you can hear birds everywhere, even in the noisiest of places, and with practice you will soon be able to name some of them, even if you can’t see them.
We generally meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month, from February to July. This meeting is always a local walk on a circuit that starts and ends by Trinity Church in Bradford. The birds we have heard and seen on these walks vary according to the season and include Great, Blue, Coal and Long tailed Tits, Nuthatch, Dunnock, Robin, Wren, Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, Goldcrest and Kingfisher.
We also sometimes venture further afield, and go on longer walks, including Cumberwell Golf Course, the fields around Ashley and Widbrook Wood. If there is enough interest, visits can be made to places like Langford Lakes or the Cotswold Water Park.
Why not give it a try? There’s a whole new world of song out there.