A GREEN group is inviting people to listen to the dawn chorus.

Ouston and Urpeth Conservation Volunteers will stage a bird walk on Sunday May 11at 4.30am in Walter’s Wood, between Ouston and Urpeth, near Chester-le-Street.

The event is free and the meeting poiunt is the car park of the Cherry Tree pub at Urpeth Grange.

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A group spokesman said: “Members of OUCV will help you to identify the various birds and their calls.

“The dawn chorus is a truly wonderful experience. This is your chance to enjoy it in your local area.

“Wear warm clothes and walking shoes and bring a torch.

Please consider the neighbours and arrive and leave quietly.”

For more information about the event call 0191-410-2578 or visit the website www.oustonandurpethconservationvolunteers.org