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Not quite the Dawn Chorus

Thursday 9th May

Not quite the Dawn Chorus at Haweswater

If you don’t quite fancy being an early bird for Dawn Chorus Day, then experience the magic of nature’s music festival on this exclusive event, at a slightly more manageable hour of the morning, and be immersed in the birdsong here at Haweswater.

Under the expert eyes and ears of our Warden Spike, amble through the enchanting ancient oak woodland of Naddle Forest, as an array of woodland birds come to life with their morning song. 

Haweswater’s woodlands explode with the sounds of birds such as Great spotted Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, and a variety of Finches, Tits, and Thrushes – each with their own unique melody. The yaffling of Green Woodpeckers and the mewing of Buzzards is a great way to start the day! At this time of year, these resident birds are also joined by migrant birds such as ChiffchaffsPied Flycatchers and Redstarts, who arrive here in spring from Africa, to raise their families in this special site.

Being the first on the reserve you will have the opportunity to look out for Haweswater’s other secretive wildlife, with the possibility of Red Squirrels and Badgers too.

We’ll round off the event with a hot drink back at our office base at Naddle Farm, where you’ll have the chance to ask questions and discover more about Spike’s 20+ years of experience working here.

Times: 7am – 9.30am

Walk length: Approx 2km

Steep ground, uneven terrain.

Not suitable for wheelchairs.

Spaces limited – please book below

  • Moderate to hard, mostly track on uneven ground.
  • What to wear: Please dress according to the weather, warm clothes and waterproofs if cool and/or wet, don’t forget sunhats, sunscreen if hot! Please wear sturdy shoes or wellies.
  • What to bring: Snacks and a drink, binoculars
  • Parking: At Naddle Farm, Haweswater

For more info on the RSPB at Wild Haweswater, click here.

Wild Haweswater

Wildlife Experiences

Badger Hide

Enjoy intimate views of one of Haweswater’s most enigmatic
woodland mammals, the Badger.

Wild Intrigue | Woodland Wildlife Hide

This hide has been custom built for wildlife photography, offering excellent opportunities to capture Red Squirrels and woodland birds in comfort, within a beautiful, private section of the forest.

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