Are you taking part in the Big Garden Bird Watch?
17th January 2017
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The Big Garden Bird Watch is an annual event run by the RSPB that requires people to count the number of birds and wildlife that pay a visit to their garden within one hour.

Bird populations are a good indicator of the health of the countryside, and allows us to keep an eye on the ups and downs of wildlife where we live.

This years bird watch takes place on 28th to 30th January and the more people that register, the better - all you need to do is:

  1. Register online with the RSPB before the Garden Bird Watch weekend on 28th to 30th January to receive your FREE pack;
  2. Watch and record the number of birds that enter your garden or nearby green space for one hour. Count the maximum number of each species that you see at any one time;
  3. Submit your results via The Big Garden Birdwatch website.

What to Look For

  • Birds that like hanging feeders – Blue Tits, Long Tailed Tit, Great Tit
  • Birds that feed on the ground – Collared Dove, Blackbird, Dunnock, Wren
  • Feed anywhere birds – Blackcap, House Sparrow, Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Starling, Robin and Siskin.
  • Other wildlife – Badger, Grey Squirrel, Red Squirrel, Muntjac Deer, Roe Deer, Hedgehog, Slow Worm, Grass Snake.

We hope you can join in!!!!  

About the Author

Richard Taylor

Member since: 6th January 2014

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