Dawn Chorus Walk

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06-05-18 06:00 - 08:00
salmon pastures
Address: 17 Warren St, Sheffield S4 7WT, UK

Join naturalist Julie Riley on a gentle Dawn Chorus walk along the River Don in its industrial heartland. Aimed at beginners, we will try to use sight and sound to identify the birds that make the river their home, while learning a little bit about the history of the area. Male songbirds sing loudly on spring mornings to defend their territories and attract a mate – it really is worth the early wake up call!

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear a pair of sturdy boots and clothes suitable for the weather.

If you would like to join us on the walk please email info@dcrt.org.uk to book a place – Free.

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