Dawn Ornithology Listening Walkshop
Artist Laura Cooper will lead this listening event, the second of a two-part workshop which combines understanding and interpreting birdsong with deep-listening and sound gathering techniques.
This second workshop offers the opportunity to engage with an often missed part of the day - dawn! This transient part of the day, and year, its just at the end of the dawn chorus season but birds will be singing to defend their territories, and some lonely bachelors are still singing to attract a mate. This workshop will explore the proven calming effect bird song has on humans, and the performative ritual of rising early to engage with our natural world. Participants will be invited to don bird masks, and try a little bit of bird seed to eat, and will be supported by an ornithologist to identify and mimic the sounds.
Participants can be of any age, with no previous ornithology or sound gathering experience, although those under 16 must come accompanied by someone over 16. You are highly encouraged to sign up to the first part of this workshop which will take place at dusk on Thursday 12th July in order to fully experience the work, although if you have been unable to attend the first part you are still welcome to join this event.