Sunday 3rd May is
INTERNATIONAL DAWN CHORUS DAYKnow your Chiff Chaff from your Willow Warbler? they look very alike but their song gives them away.
Bird lovers from around the world will be joining in on this world-wide event.
So, why not drag yourself out of bed, go for a stroll or sit in your garden and enjoy the birdsong, you could always tell us how you got on!?
The dawn chorus starts before sunrise with one or two birds singing.
The robin is known to sing all night long
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Around 4.30am another resident songster, the blackbird, breaks the robin's monopoly.
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The dawn chorus is joined later on by other species
Perhaps a woodpigeon with their characteristic ‘coo-coo coo coo-coo’
A song thrush, with a repeated phrases several times. http://www.xeno-canto.org/237596
A wren with its trilling song.
Willow warbler http://www.xeno-canto.org/236672
Go to Xeno canto for lots of bird song recordings