The recent mild weather has brought out some early signs of spring, but bird song isn’t one of them. The fact is, many birds invariably sing in January regardless of the conditions, because it is primarily the increasing day-length that induces bird song. The Daily Mail might say that the birds are being “tricked” into singing early, but they aren’t!
Don’t forget that now is a great time to learn your bird song before too many migrants arrive to make it complicated. You can pick up your copy of the double CD Teach Yourself Bird Sounds on a field trip, or you can request a copy from me. £14.95 plus £2 postage. If you are interested contact me here for more details.