Dawn Chorus Day 2016
Happy first Sunday in May! Among other things, it is International Dawn Chorus Day – a morning to celebrate the glorious music of songbirds as they greet the new day. It does require getting out of bed one hour before sunrise, so it isn’t for everyone. (Click Here to find out about how people all over the world participate in this event).
At 4:51, Min convinced Carrot Soup and Tatty to get up and find a lovely listening spot…
In the beautiful sweet spring air, they listened to a joyful noise.
And afterwards warmed themselves up with (very early) morning tea.
Min is named after the Bush Tit, Psaltriparus minimus. This is a sweet little bird that flits about in groups of 20 or so, mobbing our suet feeder a couple of times a day all winter. Psaltriparus means “born singing”. Small wonder this is one of Min’s favourite days of the year!