Monday, May 07, 2012
On Saturday morning I went to work at 3.30am, just as the pubbers and clubbers were going home.
The aim of my early start was to help lead a dawn chorus walk in the heart of Shrewsbury.
Watching the sun come up while listening to blackbirds, robins and many other birds sing their hearts out is always a magical experience; especially when the walk finished with a slap up breakfast at the Peach Tree Cafe!
Twenty-five people joined me on the walk, the youngest was 11, the oldest in their 70s. Many of the group had never done any wildlife watching before. I love these events and am always impressed that so many people turn up.
What a great way to start the day.
If you want to take part in a dawn chorus, visit the International Dawn Chorus Day website.
You can cheat and listen to the dawn chorus at anytime of the day with birdsong radio!