It has been called nature's daily miracle, and you can experience it for yourself at a special event for early risers next month.

Northycote Farm is inviting people to enjoy the original wake up call; the dawn chorus of birdsong that greets the new morning.

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.

Visitors to the popular Wolverhampton City Council run attraction can hear it for themselves when Northycote hosts a special event marking International Dawn Chorus Day on Sunday 3 May, 2015, starting at 4.30am. Warm clothing is recommended.

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: "The event at Northycote Farm is being held to mark International Dawn Chorus Day, and if anyone has doubts about getting up so early, it will be well worth it to witness this feat of nature."

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

  • released: Thursday 2 April, 2015