Twenty five early risers joined Bristol's local bird expert & broadcaster Ed Drewitt for a very enjoyable and informative stroll around the Hill and back through the woodland. Starting at 5.45 gave us a chance to hear the dawn chorus at full volume from the top of the hill. Then as we moved round we were able to pick out individual birds more clearly.
The blackbird was the dominant voice at the start but it was soon joined by robins, wrens, blue tits, great tits and some chiffchaffs. We also heard a gold crest and a willow warbler which was passing through the area. Overhead there was a heron flying majestically down the line of the river and three cormorants flying west. Gulls and magpies were also around and we spotted a crow on its nest.
Many thanks to the Fountain Café for opening early to provide breakfast at the end of the walk.
Listen to Ed talking about the birds of Troopers Hill as part of our Audio Trail.
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