Walk to spot the rare nightingale

Dorset Echo: Walk to spot the rare nightingale Walk to spot the rare nightingale

THE RSPB is offering people in Dorset the chance to see one of the nation’s most well known but possibly least seen birds, the nightingale.

Populations of the bird have declined over recent decades but it can still be found in the county and the RSPB is offering a guided walk along the Jurassic Coast near Weymouth to try and spot one.

Dan Bartlett from RSPB Radipole Lake said: “Not many people have ever seen or heard the beautiful song of the nightingale, and many don’t know they breed in Dorset.

“That’s why we are leading a guided walk along the Jurassic Coast near Weymouth to try to get people close these wonderful songsters.”

“The RSPB are working hard to stop the decline of our migrant birds but numbers of nightingale continue to dwindle, so the walk is a rare chance to experience an evening with nightingales.”

The walk will be on Friday starting at 6.30pm near Ringstead.

Stout footwear is advised due to the steep terrain. Places are limited and booking is essential by ringing the RSPB Wild Weymouth Discovery Centre on 01305 778313.

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