Visitors to Sherrardspark Wood are being treated to exceptionally rich and varied birdsong this spring. Many wood wardens reported hearing a cuckoo on separate occasions on 4 and 5 May. We have not heard one in the woods for years so maybe it was just a case of being in the right place at the right time.
During our Spring Bird guided walk led by Ken Smith on a cold and wet morning at the beginning of April we noted twenty four species of birds. Here is a list of birds in order of appearance:
Great spotted woodpecker
Linda Smith said that on our monthly surveys at this time of year we would also usually expect to see/hear Long-tailed tit, Crow and Dunnock and we often see Bullfinch, Sparrowhawk and Red Kite too, but the conditions on 9 April were not the best!
Chris Cooke was on hand with his camera to photograph the birds. Please visit our gallery to see more images of birds in Sherrardspark Wood.