Saturday, 26 May 2012
Dawn chorus with Nightjars
The Goatsuckers aka Nightjars are back! Actually they were already back from Africa at the end of April, but this morning I had my first of the year. I had some pre-dawn & dawn chorus on the Karst while driving home from unofficial business (read party). Between 03.30 and 04.30 am I heard three different churring NIGHTJARS, two of which were actually on the rocky slope of M.Grisa in the patch.
Also very nice to hear were two singing Woodlarks and lots of Nightingales. Mammals seen crossing the road included a Red Fox and a Roe Deer... no martens this time.
By 04.40 am the first Blackbirds and Great Tits started to sing and the true dawn chorus began. So I went to bed.
Pic above by Chris Knights from RSPB images