Guides are ready to tune in to nature and lead a dawn chorus walk at Severn Valley Country Park (SVCP) near Alveley.
To celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day, Shropshire Council’s park ranger Guy Border will share his expertise and identify different bird calls on the walk, which starts at the visitor centre at SVCP on Friday 5 May 2023 at 6.30am.
Guy said: “Our native birds are reaching a peak in their breeding behaviour. Male birds attract a female and advertise territory through son,g and they are giving it their all across the country park.
“It is a wonderful experience to be outdoors and hearing so many different birds in full voice.”
Robert Macey, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for culture and digital, added:
“Guy has an excellent knowledge of the birds around our country park and will undoubtedly be able to identify the calls in the dawn chorus.
“Although it means an early start, this is an excellent opportunity to get out and about and enjoy nature and what our beautiful countryside has to offer. What’s even better is that the two-hour event starts and finishes at the visitor centre so there will be time to enjoy refreshments as part of the ticket price!”
The walk will cover the meadows, woodlands and wetlands at Severn Valley Country Park and leaves the visitor centre at 6.30am. Tickets are £8 per person and include tea and coffee, and a bacon or sausage bap. To book call 01746 781192.