Early Birdsong Walk & Breakfast

Date: 8th May 2021

Time: 8am

Location: Starting from the Barn

Join us for an early birdsong guided walk (around 1.5 hrs) with naturalist Ed Drewitt followed by breakfast in the Barn grounds.

The woodland, hedgerows and water near our medieval barn are ideal for a mix of woodland and countryside birds, with males singing to protect their territory and many pairs busy feeding young. On this early morning birdsong walk, Ed will be helping everyone to listen to particular birds and perhaps learn one or two of the common sounds. We hope to hear birds such as blackbird, blackcap, robin, song thrush and chiffchaff. It is also a chance to simply enjoy listening to birdsong and nature at this time of day.

Ed Drewitt is no stranger to an early start and over the past 20 years has been showing people birds and helping other to hear and identify their songs. Ed is a freelance naturalist and works across the west showing people wildlife. He is based in the Forest of Dean which he shares with wild board, deer and many different types of birds.

What to bring: outdoor footwear, warm clothing (can be cool first thing), binoculars (not essential as we’ll be mainly listening).

We’ll set off from the Barn at 8am for an hour and a half walk, followed by breakfast outside at the Barn.

£15 per person, including breakfast. Let us know your dietary requirements when you book.

This event will be run outdoors with social distancing in place. We’ll email a week before the event to let you know what to expect on the day with regards to the latest covid guidelines. Recommended for ages 12+

The Sun does arise,
And make happy the skies.
The merry bells ring
To welcome the Spring.

William Blake, from The Echoing Green