John Lawrence gave us a talk on “Garden Birds and Other Visitors” today at 2.00pm at the Masonic Hall in Gravesend. What was very special about John’s talk was that each bird was introduced with its song. This was a good reminder that seeing birds is only half the fun – recognising birds, by their calls and song, adds so much to enjoying them. You can hear and listen to birds in your garden, Gravesend promenade, parks, woods – anywhere! And now is the best time to start learning bird song. Start with your great tits, robins, blackbirds, dunnock and wren. By the time you have got these sorted move on to chaffinch and greenfinch. Then just as you think that you know them all, along come blackcaps, whitethroats and chiffchaffs. It’s not difficult – start now!
Thanks to John for an excellent talk and Sally for the photograph of wrens in our garden.