A blue-grey blush along the eastern horizon was the only hint of approaching daylight as I joined a group of game-looking individuals in the darkness. It was 4:30am, and some 35 of us had gathered at the north west corner of Ireland’s first marine nature reserve to witness one of the wonders of the natural world. We were here for the dawn chorus. Except that nobody had told … [Read more...] about West Cork Dawn Chorus 2011
Early morning is a good time for birds… that’s a well known fact. It’s also a well known fact that 4:00am is a sub-optimal time for a 40 year old night owl with a propensity to stay up too late. But come tomorrow morning… that I will be that soldier. My wife thinks I’m mad… and perhaps she’s right… but tomorrow is National Dawn Chorus Day… and I’m off to see what’s happening … [Read more...] about Daft o’ Clock Birding… I must be mad!
Birdwatch Ireland has published a list of events taking place around the country on National Dawn Chorus Day 2011, which takes place on the Sunday 15 May.National Dawn Chorus day is Birdwatch Ireland’s most popular wildlife event of the year, and sees people getting out of bed a bit earlier than usual to experience one of the true wonders of our natural world. Events this … [Read more...] about National Dawn Chorus Day Events