Photo of Bluebell Woods in Sussex Photo of Bluebell Woods in Sussex

Dawn Chorus Going Global

There will be an international collaborative radio dawn chorus programme going out on BBC Radio 4 from about 1am UK time tonight. It runs until 7am. Insomniacs of the world unite!

I’ll be contributing at times between about 1am and 2.30am, but the birds will be doing more interesting things near dawn obviously.

Every wondered what dawn actually means and is there only one? Tune in!

Lots more info here.

Have a look at the picture above. Anything strike you as odd about it, given the context?

Spoiler Alert:

I’m sure you all spotted that because the tree branches are noticeably horizontal, they are pointing south, therefore we must be looking close to west. It’s a photo of approaching dusk, not dawn.