a cornish dawn chorus

Last week we went to the Eden Project to the Cool Content conference. One of the speakers was Michael from the Sussex Wildlife Trust and he quite honestly is one of the funniest men I have ever met. Alongside delivering some brilliant examples of how he uses content and social media in his everyday work of engaging the local community, he simply made everyone howl with laughter.

On my return to the desk I started following him on twitter and noticed that he was organising a 6.30am dawn chorus walk this morning.

So we thought we’d be there in spirit if not person, and at 7.30am rather than 6.30am ;P

Above is a little video I shot that captures some of the Cornish dawn chorus that we hear on our morning walks.

I’m far from a professional ornithologist, but I’m going to put myself out there and claim there’s a woodpecker in there, most likely a greater spotted. And I’ll even go a little further and throw out a few lucky guesses too, including black bird, wren and tit – the bird that is, not the expletive.

I’ll tweet this out to the wildlife man and if we’re lucky he’ll have time to watch it and elaborate on our song spotting.

If you’re anywhere new Lewes, I’d thoroughly recommend you go on one of Michael’s walks. Find out more here: http://www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/leweswildlife/index.htm

  1. Glad that I inspired you and the Black Dog to have an early start this morning (‘though not as early as mine). It was a lot warmer in Cornwall than Lewes from what I heard. We made it from -1 to a scorching 0 degrees this morning. Just been listening to your clip above. I can hear Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Great-spotted Woodpecker, Robin, a very distant Great Tit and, right at the end, what sounds like a quick snatch of Blackcap. I’ve put a Dawn Chorus guide up at http://www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/leweswildlife/page00007.htm

    • Lovely stuff – thanks Michael! A few of our lucky guesses were right then! Will have to use yer guide to actually work out which is which ;)

  2. This was the true purpose of Cool Content – to get more people blogging the dawn chorus. Reckon you’ve got some Greenfinch, Chaffinch and Robin in there too.

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