|The group intently looking for Nightingale|
As we continued on those at the rear of the group heard Raven cronking and Skylark were in good song further up on the down. Greenfinch and Chaffinch were singing along with Blackcaps and Whitethroats and as we listened to all these bird sound trying to pick out if their was anything a little more usual mixed in I picked up the distinctive "peu-peu-peu-tup-tup-tup-tup" of a Nightingale. I gathered the group and we stoop in a line and listened to this superb songster.
|Singing Nightingale © Nick Hull|
We eventually continued but we hadn't gone far when we heard a second bird but he didn't seem to be so much in the mood to sing for prolonged period so we walked on. On the side of the path Fran noticed a couple of orchids on closer view they were Green-winged Orchid our first of the year.
|Green-winged Orchid © Nick Hull|
The rest of the walk was fairly uneventful though we did record a pair of Bullfinch, Swallows moving through and four Stock Dove also move over north. As we retraced our steps we again stopped and listened to the Nightingales this time stood in the right place it was like stereo and we also had some quite prolonged views with one singing out in the open, an excellent end to a mornings walk.