Wildlife in my local patch

Hampshire UK

International Dawn Chorus Day 2015

dawn-chorus-jghYesterday morning we got up early to do a dawn chorus walk in our local wood. An amazing variety of sound, although strangely there seemed to be even more in the garden than in the wood. Mainly songthrush, blackbird, robin, wren, chiffchaff, long tailed tit, chaffinch, wood pigeon, pheasant and next door’s cockerel!

Here’s me at 5am. Listen to the soundcloud file to get an idea of the variety.

Author: Jackson Hellewell

Jackson is a young person with an active interest in natural history. He has been asked to be a Local Patch Reporter, writing a regular nature blog about the wildlife in his area for BBC Wildlife Magazine.


  1. Geoff shared this wonderful blog with me Jackson and I just want to tell you how much I liked it. The foxes especially – and the bluebells – I would love to wander in those woods.

  2. Hi Jackson,

    This recording of the dawn chorus is brilliant! One of my aims this year is to record birdsong to put on my blog, but I’m not exactly sure how to go about doing it. Could I just ask what you used to record this audio?

    Thank you,