Attention nature lovers! Have you seen a rosy-breasted bullfinch or heard the cackling call of a jay lately? No? Well, here’s a super easy way to help with the on-going and important conservation of our feathered friends! Sign up to the RSPB’s #biggardenbirdwatch taking place over the last weekend of this month.
Simply spend an hour between Friday 26 and Sunday 29 January 2024 counting the wild birds that visit your garden. It’s free, fun, and a great way to see how local wildlife is managing.
Wherever you are, whatever you see, it counts! So get the kettle on and settle down at your window to take part and then submit your results online.
Head over to the RSPB website to sign up: https://www.rspb.org.uk
Did you know?
- Birds waterproof their feathers by preening, with oil from a gland near their tail, this helps them be able to fly short distances in rain.
- Birds need to eat at regular intervals, to keep their daily energy levels consistent, and so cannot spend the whole day sheltering.
Here are the top five most common birds you may see in your garden at this time of year:
- Blue tit
- Great tit
- Wood pigeon
Have fun bird watching Seedballers!