A review of 50 first experiences

First 43 – Dawn chorus walk

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dawn walk henge

First 43 – 28th May at St Nicholas Fields Nature Reserve meant getting up at 3.30 to pack breakfast – with that holiday feeling as I got into the car in the dark. Driving past fields a little before 4am I heard the first bird start. A lovely little group with Cliff, in his seventies, pointing out the different birds.  I think I can now recognise great tit, wren and chiff chaff, though noisy blackbirds blocked out black cap.

Marks: 9/10 As a bird listening novice, I couldn’t quite enter into the thrill of identifying rare birds (“Follow that whitethroat!” sounded a bit worrying to me) but thoroughly enjoyed my dawn walk. Will definitely look out for it next year.


Author: sarahnow50

I turned 50 in June and have decided to write about some of the new experiences that happen to me over the next 12 months, not in a show-off way, but to remind myself (and any others that access this) that new experiences happen in all shapes and sizes. I suppose I'm looking at ways to remind myself of the positives. I'm also hoping this will spark off taking steps in a few different directions - what, I don't yet know.

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