People can experience the dawn chorus of birdsong - dubbed "nature's daily miracle" - by joining an early morning walk and talk at Northycote Farm next weekend.

Rangers are inviting people to join them for the special event marking International Dawn Chorus Day on Sunday 3 May, 2015, starting at 4.30am.

The first gleam of light piercing the dark of night prompts a single bird to sing, awakening others to the dawn - and soon the air is filled with the sound of birdsong.

A wide range of birds contribute to the dawn chorus, including the blackbird, robin, wren, tawny owl, chaffinch, pheasant, song thrush, greenfinch, dunnock, chiffchaff and blackcap.

Northycote Farm manager Ian Nicholls said: "We're marking International Dawn Chorus Day with this special walk and talk, and if anyone has doubts about getting up so early, it will be well worth it to witness this amazing feat of nature."

The event is free and for more information, please call Northycote Farm on 01902 397906 or visit Type=links;Linkid=5005;Title=Facebook;Target=_blank;. Warm clothing is recommended.

  • released: Thursday 23 April, 2015