Hope Price's picture

Dawn Chorus

Observed: 14th May 2009 By: Hope Price

On night duty I heard the Dawn Chorus start up really early, about 2.30 am. They were in full voice for about 30 mins. Then it stopped & started up again about 4.30am. I was very surprised!


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anonymous spotter's picture

Early Dawn Chorus

This can happen when one or more birds are fooled by strong artificial light (street or security lights, for instance)into thinking it's dawn. Once one starts, others respond to defend their territories. Usually, they work things out eventually.

Martin Harvey's picture

Dawn choruses

See also our discussion on dawn choruses at:

Entomologist and biological recorder

Alladell's picture

Dawn chorus

This reminds me of a conversation I had with a farm machine contractor, that was when using modern harvesters that the big powerful lamp up to a dozen or more on one machine started the birds singing. I always considered the dawn chorus to start around 3-4 in morning.


sms259's picture

Dawn Chorus.

I live in an area which used to be just fields and orchards, I do feel guilty that we have taken away so much from the natural world, however, I keep my garden well stocked with bird food, and in the last few years there has been a thriving population of various species of birds, so many in fact that some people assume, when I'm talking on the phone, that we live in a wood. We can now here the lovely 'orchestra' in the morning, and in the evening, the best of both worlds.