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Troopers Hill Dawn Chorus Walk
Sunday 28th April 2019

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This event had been scheduled for the Saturday morning but had to be postponed due to strong winds from 'Storm Hannah'. Fortunately our bird expert & broadcaster Ed Drewitt and most of those who had booked were able to join us a day later for a 5.00am start.

We started on the Field with Blackbirds singing in (not quite) the dead of night near the streetlights, one being clearly visible on a house roof. We then moved to the Nature Reserve to admire the view over the City and listen to a range of birds as the dawn chorus reached its peak.

As we moved round the Hill some of the birds quietened down as they started feeding and we were able to pick out the sounds of (and sometimes see) individual birds more clearly.

This event was part of the City Nature Challenge 26-29 April 2019
Bristol and Bath uniting to compete with 175+ cities on seven continents to discover and record as much wildlife as possible over 4 days.

Full list of birds heard or seen and submitted to the City Nature Challenge:
1 Blackbird; 2. Robin; 3. Wren; 4. Great tit; 5. Black cap; 6. Herring gull; 7. Lesser black backed gull; 8. Wood pigeon; 9. Magpie; 10. Song Thrush; 11. Chiff chaff; 12. crow; 13. Canada goose (2 flew over us honking); 14. Jay; 15. Dunnock; 16. Coal tit; 17. Long tailed tit; 18. Blue tit; 19. Greenfinch; 20. Goldfinch; 21. House sparrow; 22. Green woodpecker (seen by walkers at the back of our group)

Listen to Ed talking about the birds of Troopers Hill as part of our Audio Trail >>.

Listen to the 2008 dawn chorus recorded on Troopers Hill >>

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players, as part of our Ways to Nature Project


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