One of the highlights of spring is the dawn chorus. Although travel is restricted due to coronavirus we don’t have to miss out. Whilst the roads are quiet, this is a great time to listen to bird song wherever you live.
Some special species like bitterns and nightingales are virtually restricted to nature reserves; that's one of the reasons the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust protects these special places. But the dawn chorus can be heard almost anywhere – including from your garden!
Typically it's the male birds singing. They are staking claim to territories and demonstrating their prowess to females. Early in the morning, it's too dark to search for food and sound travels further in the still air. If you're a bird, it's the ideal time to show off.