The Friends first bird walk. Led by FOGD committee member Guy Haslam this walk is for the adventurous bird fancier, who is up for an early start.
Meet by the entrance in the fence along Green Dale cycle path at 6.30am.
As the breeding season will be just starting, we'll hear the dawn chorus songs of all the common garden birds – blue tit, great tit, robin, blackbird, song thrush, dunnock and wren – and our whitethroats should be back from wintering in Africa.
We should also be able to hear goldfinches, chaffinches, greenfinches, startlings, green woodpeckers and others. There's also a chance we'll hear the beautiful song of the blackcap – for which the early start is essential!
Stout footwear and warm clothing is essential, and binoculars would be useful for spotting the more secretive birds.