The dawn chorus walk took place this morning as planned. Despite rain during the last week, paths were bad only in places. There were 3 Friends and 8 guests. Most of the usual species were heard (including drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker), and there were views of Song Thrush and Mistle Thrush amongst others. Great interest was shown in the Early Purple Orchids, now in flower, and of course the Bluebells were also appreciated.