We’re off on a camping trip today. Helen just texted to say bring two cooked chickens. Out at the Warrumbungles we’ll be able to eat gourmet food, drink excellent coffee and listen to jazz musicians James Morrison & Emma Pask. A high-tech, text-connected, luxurious camping trip. But looking forward to an old-fashioned joy on Sunday morning: the dawn chorus of birds. Last time we were there, a great orchestra of black and white birds – butcher birds, magpies, peewees – delivered a full symphony.