Dawn Chorus 2020

February 18, 2020
Date May 10, 2020
Time 4:00 am
Location Meet in Killiney Hill car park
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***** Due to Covid-19 restrictions this event has been cancelled *****

************************************ Sunday 10th May 2020 ***************************************

Join our South-Dublin branch for the early morning sights and sounds of the dawn chorus. It is advisable to wear warm clothing.

The dawn chorus is one of the most magical experiences in nature: a multitude of birds of many different species all singing together in harmony as morning breaks and light begins to fill the skies. With a couple of rare exceptions, birdsong is an activity that is strictly limited to the spring and early summer.  It may sound like beautiful music to our ears, but to the birds it is something quite different.  At its most simple, it is a way for rival males (for it is just the male of the species that sings in the vast majority of cases) to fight and resolve conflicts without directly coming to blows, and also a means by which they can impress and attract a mate.