April 9th – Mayow Park and Dacres Wood Bird Walk

Just found a photo of that sparrowhawk in Dacres Wood from last year’s walk


The walk will start at 7.30 from Dacres Wood Nature reserve – at the end of Honeyfield Mews, which is off Dacres Road, Forest Hill, just past Catling Close on the right coming from Forest Hill, just before on the left if coming from Sydenham.  It will last between one and two hours, and most of it will be suitable for those with limited mobility – total distance walked will be about 1 km.

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Update – this year we will also be starting at 7.30

Early Sunday April 9th we’ll be meeting, with Friends of Mayow Park, at the Reserve for a combined bird walk round the reserve and then Mayow Park, coming back to the Field Studies centre for some tea and coffee.  

Last year we did this one very cold March morning, starting at 7.30.  At least we were rewarded with the sight of a chilly looking sparrowhawk, fluffing up its feathers high up in one of the Turkey Oaks, its eloquent body language saying it was too ****** cold to go hunting, and so what if those humans got a good site of me for once?

Seems like it was also too cold for me to get my camera out, so no sparrow hawk pictures, so here instead …

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This year, I’m thinking we might start earlier, but I’ve yet to arrange that with Paul, our birding expert, so watch this space.  I’ll be tweeting, so anyone following @dacreswood will get live updates on what we see, and where we are, so can come and join us if you miss an early start.  If you’re not on Twitter, contact me for my mobile number, and I can respond to texts from anyone wanting to join us.

Updates to follow, including a list of the species Paul thinks we’re likely to see.


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