Five of us (including Alex our leader) managed to awake early and join forces at Maryburgh at 0500 on a dry, calm, albeit overcast day for our annual Dawn Chorus. Our stops began with exploring the scrubby and woodland area near the mouth of the river Conon. Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler were picked up in the scrub as was a brief song of a Garden Warbler which competed with several Blackcaps. For anyone who is uncertain of, or wishes to, improve bird song identification – a suggestion is to download the free app MERLIN by Cornell University on to your smartphone. About 98% accurate, it will identify birds in song at your location, can be saved and listened to again.
Many thanks for Alex for leading us.
Total 50 species.