Bird songs course at Železná studnička in April

Saturday and Sunday, April 14 – 15, 2012

During this weekend took place our first this year´s short course on bird calls at Železná studnička. Ján Dobšovič organizes this event for 7 years. During one hour of our course we have shown to our clients several bird species and we taught them how to tell apart their songs. April is good especially for beginners, since trees do not have leaves so far and there are not many species of birds singing at once.

So far we have prepared altogether 8 courses attended by approximately 40 people. Of the observed bird species, we would like to mention Nuthatch and Firecrest. A pair of Nuthatches build a nest in a cavity right in front of our stand and regularly flew in and out. The brave Firecrest pleased us by his singing and hopping around on branches just a few centimeters from sidewalk. Above our heads we have seen Ravens and Common Buzzards. We have heard Wrens, White and Grey Wagtails, Blackbirds and Song Thrushes, Great and Blue Tits and also quiet Robins. Great and Middle Spotted Woodpeckers crept up the trees in the area of buffets.

Next short courses on bird calls this spring will take place on May 12  – 13 and June 2 – 3. Participants and passersbys were interested  also in our planned bird walks in May, about which you can find more information here.

During this weekend at Železná studnička we recorded altogether 34 bird species.

List of observed species:
Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
Feral Pigeon (Columba livia)
Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus)
Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius / Picoides medius)
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major / Picoides major)
Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius)
Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis)
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix)
Raven (Corvus corax)
Marsh Tit (Poecile palustris / Parus palustris)
Great Tit (Parus major)
Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus / Parus caeruleus)
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
House Martin (Delichon urbicum / Delichon urbica)
Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)
Firecrest (Regulus ignicapillus)
Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)
Nuthatch (Sitta europaea)
Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)
White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)
Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris / Chloris chloris)
Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)

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