Monday, 18 May 2015

Woodland Bird Race, Shipley Glen - Sunday, 17th May, 2015

Thanks for all the young birdwatchers who joined us in our Bird Race at Shipley Glen on Sunday 17th May. We split into two teams (Pied Flycatchers and Chiffchaffs) and set out to find as many bird species as we could in 90 minutes.

Bluebells, Shipley Glen - Sunday 17th May, 2015

The Pied Flycatchers won with total of 29 birds seen or heard! The two teams recorded a combined total of 32 bird species. Well done to everyone!

Here's the combined list all the birds we identified:
Mallard, Grey Heron, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Woodpigeon, Stock Dove, Feral Pigeon, Pheasant, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Swallow, Swift, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Jay, Magpie, Wren, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, Robin, Dunnock, Starling, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, and Chaffinch.

Treecreeper, Shipley Glen - Sunday 17th May, 2015

Grey Herons, Shipley Glen - Sunday 17th May, 2015

Shipley Glen is a steep-sided, wooded ravine (also called a clough), with a stream running into a small reservoir at the southern end. It has some rocky outcrops and is bordered by wildlflower meadows, grazing pasture and moorland. Different bird species like different habitats, so the area around Shipley Glen is a great place to see lots of bird species. It's also a good area for other types of animals and plants. One team found lots of young Common Frogs in the damp meadow, while we were listening for bird calls.

Common Frog, Shipley Glen - Sunday 17th May, 2015

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