Discover the dawn chorus at Potteric Carr

Potteric Carr
Potteric Carr

Discover the dawn chorus at pictureque Potteric Carr this weekend.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is inviting wildlife enthusiasts to come and hear the morning birdsongs at Potteric Carr on Sunday at the crack of dawn to hear the wonderful symphony of the morning birdsong.

The walk starts at 5am and will be fantastic opportunity to experience the reserve in ways which most visitors don’t normally get the chance to.

Potteric Carr reserve officer Mark Roberts explains: “This is a great opportunity to experience the amazing and outstanding sound of the dawn chorus. At this time of year all the summer birds should be with us, including the chance to hear a bittern ‘booming’, reed warblers ‘warbling’ and water rails ‘screeching’”.

Potteric Carr is the Trust’s largest reserve, located just outside Doncaster and is famed for its amazing collection of wetland birds and mosaics of habitats. Over 230 species of birds have been recorded at Potteric and this early morning walk will give you a great opportunity to spot them.

The walk itself will be a leisurely stroll lasting approximately 3 hours and will be followed by a cooked full English breakfast at the Kingfishers Tearoom. After breakfast anyone who wants to is welcome to spend the rest of the day in the reserve.

The event is suitable for people of all ages and will cost £10.50 for members and £12.50 for non-members. Booking is essential so call 01904

659570 or email to ensure your place.