The dawn chorus during Spring is an extraordinary wildlife experience when many species of woodland and scrub breeding birds are in song at the same time. Many species of bird are at their loudest and most intense when in song during early morning. There are also a small number of species that can only be heard regularly at song during dusk and dawn such as nightingale.
The many woodland sites within Hastings makes it easy to witness the dawn chorus. The most likely site to hear nightingales is at Marline Wood and the woodland edge of Big Meadow is a fantastic place to witness the dawn chorus. Church Wood and Old Roar Gill are urban woodland sites where the dawn chorus can be witnessed on your doorstep.
Look out for dawn chorus events to experience the early morning soundscape with a group, and the group leader will help with identification of the different species which can be overwhelming if not an expert in bird song.
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