Learning the Language of the Birds

by ollie on March 2, 2014


Learning the Language

 of the Birds

 Would you like to locate a Tawny Owl in its day roost? Can you imagine knowing a Sparrowhawk is in the area without having seen or heard it? Have you ever fully experienced the wonder of the dawn chorus? Would you know if the birds gave away the whereabouts of a nearby Deer?

All this and more is possible with an understanding of bird language.

Set in a beautiful location on Dartmoor, the weekend will give you the basic framework and tools necessary to appreciate the secret world of birds.

With 2 experienced instructors Rick Lockwood and Ollie Hornbeam.

26th – 27th April 2014


£120 (meals included)


 To book contact Ollie on 07427 519345 or e-mail: ollie@natureconnections.co.uk Limited places available so book early to avoid disappointment



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What do the birds know?

by ollie on April 27, 2012

An early morning bird language session at Steward Wood.

This is my favourite time of year for so many reasons. The return of the sun brings warmer weather and more daylight hours (which gives me lots more time to catch up with those gardening and forestry tasks). The plants are beginning to spring up out of the earth, many of which are edible and the buds are beginning to swell on the trees that will soon come out into leaf, changing the whole appearance of the woodlands around us, as the bare trees become a sea of green. Generally, it is an easier time to be outdoors, connecting to the natural world. [click to continue…]

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When is an Owl not an Owl?

April 9, 2012

It is not that common to hear a Tawny Owl in the daytime here at the woods, but over the last month or so we have been noticing more frequent calls in the daylight hours. This makes some sense as they are nesting around this time, and therefore need to hunt more often to feed [...]

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Welcome to Nature Connections

February 20, 2012

Hello and welcome to Nature Connections. This site is dedicated to exploring the benefits of connecting with the natural world, using techniques that enable us to use our senses to their full potential, and how an understanding of bird language opens up a whole new way of experiencing the landscapes we travel through. By telling [...]

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