Garden biodiversity

Big Garden Birdwatch 29-31st January

By 21st January 2021 No Comments

Usually at this time of the year we hold a RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch at our community garden however with the current situation we are unable to run the full event this January. Even though our local RSPB volunteer, Elizabeth, agreed to count birds at the Garden and write about what she has seen – it’s not really going to be the same…

But, with everything going on in this crazy world right now, why not take some well needed time out to spend an hour to sit back, relax and enjoy our wonderful nature in your own home and garden.  Discover what birds are in your back garden or on your doorstep with the RSPB big garden birdwatch.  If you don’t have your own garden why not take a walk to green space and sit for an hour and note all the wild birds you see.

Firstly, to help encourage birds to come to your garden or nearby open space why not make some bird feeders to either hang up on trees or place under hedges. They are so easy to make and great fun to do with your kids, plus you can upcycle everyday things too!

Below are some ideas with links to instructions on how to make them.

Toilet roll birdfeeder – instructions

Pine cone bird feeder – instructions

Apple bird feeder – instructions

Recycled bird feeder – instructions

More details can be found on the RSPB website: Big Garden Birdwatch

To help you identify the birds here’s a link to the RSPB bird identification sheet.

Happy Bird spotting to you all!!!     Enjoy 😊

Ali Butler

Ali Butler

I am a volunteer coordinator for PLANT.

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