Many of us are listening to the birds around us more intently than ever this spring. Some are wondering what bird is making which noise. Others are wondering when they will be able to hear some of their favourite birds again.
To help keep us connected during lockdown, SOS member Charlie Peverett is running early morning Zoom calls three times a week. These are open to anyone who would like to share the sound of the birds around them, to learn and ask questions, or even just to listen.
Since starting in March over 30 species of bird have been heard, from many locations in Sussex, but also from as far as the City of London, Bristol, Herefordshire, North Yorkshire and Glasgow. There are people feeling much better equipped to identify the birds in their back garden, and more experienced birders who are sharing their knowledge.
The calls are free, you just need to have the Zoom app downloaded and a pair of headphones to listen via your phone or laptop.
If you or someone you know might like to join in, you can find out more and sign up to join the call via the link below.
Alternatively email Charlie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to find out more.
(While not an SOS project, we think it may be of interest to our more tech-savvy members!)