RSPB Make Your Nature Count

The RSPB Make Your Nature Count Survey starts tomorrow. It is very similar to the Big Garden Birdwatch held earlier in the year. Basically you have to spend one hour counting and noting the birds that come into your garden. The only difference is it is held in June not January and they are also asking you about the mammals that come into your garden too.

The birds we see will of course be different at this time of year and rather than sitting indoors watching them or wrapped up with hats and gloves we can sit outside with shorts and ‘T’-shirt and a cold drink whilst watching them.

The survey period is from the 5th to 13th of June, so take an hour out to relax in the garden and record the birds that come to it – It’s actually really nice to just sit there and watch for a change and you’ll be doing your bit to help nature conservation at the same time.

The RSPB site has a handy recording sheet for you to use and some identification guides for any birds you don’t recognise.

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