Haslemere Natural History Society

Providing a focus for enthusiastic naturalists of all ages

Spring birds at Grayswood and Frillinghurst

Date: 18 March 2023
Time: 10:30
Directions: :SU924348 GU27 2EE Directions: From Haslemere on A286 to Grayswood, just before the Green, turn R into Lower Road, pass Grayswood School, at crossroads turn L into Prestwick Lane. After appx ¼ mile park on R at entrance of Frillinghurst Wood.
Field Meeting

Leader: Jon Taylor (HNHS Member)

Jon, who has acute hearing, wanted the 17 members to identify species of birds by listening carefully to their song, rather than by through binoculars.
The Chiffchaff and the Cuckoo call their own name; the Song Thrush loudly repeats different phrases over and over; and the Blackbird has a beautiful, relaxed song.  Goldcrest and Firecrest, which were heard and seen, have very high-pitched calls.
Passing alongside fields where crops had been specially planted for wild flowers and winter food for birds and insects, a Woodlark was seen.
Altogether 27 bird species were recorded.  Thanks to Jon’s extensive knowledge it was an excellent and interesting morning.

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