The Walk provides a very valuable environment for local wildlife, not least its birds. As the reserve consists of mostly young, deciduous, open woodland, a high proportion of the birds on the Walk are tits, finches and thrushes, but other birds more typically associated with maturer woodland are also sometimes seen.
We are particularly pleased to have had a pair of Grey wagtails nesting at the Highgate end for the last few years. The Grey wagtail is now on the RSPB red list, affording it the highest conservation priority.
Kestrels were once reasonably common but as woodland has encroached on open ground, the opportunities to see their prey have diminished.
Incidentally we’re looking out for anyone who can carry out a bird survey.