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Birdsong at daybreak in the English Countryside

Dawn Chorus

Birdsong at daybreak in the English Countryside
from Freesound

When in the fresh mornings I go into my garden before anyone is awake, I go for the time being into perfect happiness -- Cecilia Thaxter

There can be few nature sounds as beautiful and evocative as the Dawn Chorus -- with its dramatic burst of sound after the quiet of night, and its association with the arrival of summer.

In Great Britain the dawn chorus may begin as early as 4am in early summer. The most often heard species of birds are, in order of them beginning to sing: Blackbird, Robin, Wren, Tawny Owl, Chaffinch, Common Pheasant, Warblers, including Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler and Willow Warbler, and Song Thrush. (from Wikipedia).

As dramatic and gentle as the sunrise and greening of the countryside in springtime, this is a birdsong nature sound guaranteed to put you in a good mood. These bird sounds remind us that each day is a new beginning, a time of hope after the long wait of night.

Listen to Dawn Chorus and make any time of day magical.

For extended listening use the loop funtion at the bottom-left of the audio player.


Further Information

An annual International Dawn Chorus Day is held on the first Sunday in May where the public are encouraged to rise early to listen to bird song, at organised events. The first ever event was held at Moseley Bog in Birmingham, England in 1984, by the Urban Wildlife Trust.

This mp3 audio was uploaded by Sean Townsend from Freesound, a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds.

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