Enjoy the massed choirs of birds with the Friends of Paxton Pits Nature Reserve on Sunday 15 May at 5.30am. There's no better place, time of year or time of day to do this.

This is a popular annual event and if you go along you’ll see why. The reserve’s volunteers have no idea what birds will turn up, but they can guarantee nightingales and lots of warblers, as long as it’s not raining heavily or blowing a gale. The reserve is made up of lots of different habitats, including woodland, grassland, fields, scrub, reed beds and lakes, all of which support a huge variety of birds. It can get very noisy!

You don’t have to be an expert in identifying birds from their songs because volunteer leaders will be there to help you. If you have binoculars, take them along and wear layers of clothes as it can be cold at the start of the day and hot by breakfast time.

There is no need to book for the walk but, if you want breakfast, please buy tickets in advance from the Visitors' Centre. The guided walk costs £2.50 and the walk and breakfast together cost £5.

Further information about Paxton Pits can be found at www.paxton-pits.org.uk. The rangers can be contacted on 01480 406795 or paxtonpits@huntingdonshire.gov.uk.