Bakewell Bird Study Group visit to Lathkill Dale – Thursday 1st June 2023, 9.30 to 13.15

People walking through a valleySummary

It was a rather chilly June morning as we entered the Dale from the top end.  There was plenty of birdsong to greet us but not as many birds to see as we had hoped.  A few members were trying out a phone app to identify which birds were singing.  Accuracy of the app was difficult to prove as not many of the birds we saw were singing or calling!

Hare on the rocks

While still in the upper part of the Dale we saw a Red Kite overhead and later a Buzzard and a hovering Kestrel.  In addition to the birds, we had good views of a Brown Hare and enjoyed the colourful patches of Jacob’s Ladder and a few remaining Purple Orchid.

Members participating:    16

Bird list (20 species seen and/or heard)

Mallard Great Spotted Woodpecker Chiffchaff
Red Kite Grey Wagtail Treecreeper
Buzzard Wren Magpie
Kestrel Robin Jackdaw
Coot Redstart Carrion Crow
Black-headed Gull Blackbird Chaffinch
Woodpigeon Whitethroat