WISBECH: Make a date- and beeline- for the dawn chorus on Sunday in the park

A UNIQUE event to celebrate the joyful sound of the dawn chorus has been given the support of a key BBC presenter. Chris Packham, the new presenter of BBC2 Springwatch is backing the event which will be held this Sunday at the Wisbech Park. He said: The

A UNIQUE event to celebrate the joyful sound of the dawn chorus has been given the support of a key BBC presenter.

Chris Packham, the new presenter of BBC2 Springwatch is backing the event which will be held this Sunday at the Wisbech Park.

He said: "The Dawn Chorus is truly one of nature's great events and wherever you live there will be birds blasting out song.

"Linking a Dawn Chorus walk with the regeneration of a classic Victorian park is a nice idea and involving children in associated bird related projects in schools is to my mind a necessity.

"I remember some of my earliest encounters with birds and wildlife as if they were only yesterday; they left that powerful an impression, so I recommend the experience to everyone.

"I wish I could be there with you! Have a great Dawn Chorus>.

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The event will start at 3.45am and a free breakfast bap is on offer to early morning visitors who have booked their snack on the website www.wisbech-town-park,com, thanks to butcher Richard Plater. The Wheatsheaf on Church Terraced is backing the initiative by offering half-priced breakfasts from 7am.

The Friends of Wisbech Park are organising the ground-breaking initiative and have involved local schools, by providing special project packs and rewards certificates for those taking part in the free event.

Everyone is welcome.