Dawn chorus success

A small group of bleary eyes but well-tuned ears enjoyed the delights of the Dawn Chorus in the Chalk Pits at the beginning of May.

Almost 20 different species of birds were heard with migrants mixing with reliable favourites and it was encouraging to hear some rarer species in this Nature Reserve such as Firecrests, Goldcrests and Stock doves.

For those who didn't manage the 5am start, come along to the evening birdsong walk on Thursday 21st May instead:

Buriton resident and natural history expert Di Mitchell will be leading a guided tour - and there may be opportunities to look at a range of different wild orchids too.

Meet at 6.30pm at Buriton village pond - and please remember to wear suitable shoes as parts of the site are steep.