Experience the wonders of the dawn chorus at an RSPB event at Loch Lomond this Sunday (May4)
However, you’ll have to be an early bird - as it starts at 4.30am!
RSPB Scotland’s Rita Gries said: “We’re holding a dawn chorus walk this weekend, and as the name implies, you need to be up at dawn! But it really is worth it.
“RSPB Loch Lomond has a fantastic mix of birds, from ones you’ll hear in your own gardens, like blackbirds, and blackcaps, to more unusual songs like tree pipits and even cuckoos.
“So set your alarm early, and come along. We’ll have experts on hand to help you identify the birdsong, and we’ll also give you breakfast.”
The event is part of International Dawn Chorus Day, which was founded in the 1980s and has grown from a small gathering in Birmingham to an international celebration.
Places for the walk are limited so e-mail or phone to book in advance and for directions on where to meet.
The event costs £6 for adults, and is half price for children and RSPB members.
It’s advisable to come prepared for the unpredictable Scottish weather, and to wear stout shoes.
For more information and bookings, contact Rita on 01389 830 670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org