The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is coming – what will we see?

A Robin checks on one of the allotments.

Friends of Churchfield will be taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, so why not come along and join in.

The Big Garden Birdwatch is one of the biggest nature surveys in the world with over 1.5 million people getting involved. It is open for anyone to take part, no matter how limited their knowledge of birds may be. The RSPB provides plenty of guidance allowing you to learn whilst being involved. The event takes place during the last weekend in January, this year from Saturday 27th to Monday 29th.

The Friends of Churchfield will take part in the birdwatch on Sunday 28th January, between 10.00am and 12.00 noon. Please come along and join in. We will be meeting at the Churchfield picnic table at 10.00am. There will be plenty of guidance and knowledge sharing if you want to learn more about our birds. Binoculars will also be available to use, but do feel free to bring your own if you have them.

We will provide some snacks and possibly a flask of something hot, but once again you are welcome to bring your own if you wish.

In the last two years we have seen a wide range of birds using Churchfield including, Robins, Wrens, Blackbirds, Long-tailed tits, Blue tits, Great tits, Goldfinches, Treecreepers, Nuthatch and Greater Spotted Woodpeckers to name just a small selection. Maybe this year we will have even more.

We are sorry but children must be accompanied by an adult if attending this event.

If you want to know more about the Big Garden Birdwatch, or want to take part in your own garden, you can find everything you need here.