Moy River B&B will host a fundraiser in aid of Crumlin Childrens Hospital on the morning of May 9th. It starts with a walk in the woods at 6am to hear the Dawn Chorus, followed by buffet breakfast in Moy River. Michael Bell of Birdwatch Ireland will walk with the group identifying the various early morning bird calls.
If rising before 6am is not your thing, at 9am Michael will give advice on feeding wild birds and attracting them to your garden. Breakfast will continue up to 12 noon. Everyone is invited to join in some part of the morning and all donations will go to support the work of Crumlin Children’s Hospital.
The Dawn chorus is at its very best in early May. Few enough people have the opportunity to actually enjoy the chorus despite the fact that it takes place every single morning at this time of year. Given the right location and reasonable weather conditions, it gives rise to a very memorable experience in nature.
Crumlin Children’s Hospital provides a vital service to sick children and their parents from all over Ireland. Like all areas in the current health service, they struggle to provide this service.
So if you would like to enjoy a dawn chorus experience, or treat yourself to breakfast out, you can do both to support the work of Crumlin Hospital. We hope you will join in this unique early morning experience at Moy River B&B in Cloonacool on Saturday 9th of May, 6am to 12 noon. Contact Pat or Rita on 071 9121902 for more details.
The dawn chorus occurs when birds sing at the start of a new day. In temperate countries this is most noticeable in spring when the birds are either defending a breeding territory or trying to attract a mate. In a given location, it is common for different species to do their dawn singing at different times.
Michael Bell is a member of the Sligo Branch of BirdWatch Ireland. He also runs his nature education company, Nature Learn, and is a Heritage in Schools specialist visiting many schools throughout the North West. He has been an avid bird watcher since childhood and has been involved in numerous bird surveys as well as leading several dawn chorus events. www.naturelearn.com
Contact Pat McCarrick: firstname.lastname@example.org – 0872512030