With time on our hands, now is an opportunity to get to know our garden birds better. If you have not already looked at it, the RSPB website has lots of activities for adults and children to help identify birds and their songs.
We thought it would be interesting to do a survey of the village to see which birds visit our gardens. Sometimes we can get an unexpected visitor such as one village resident who had a Lesser Whitethroat appear on one occasion.
If you would like to take part please download the survey sheet below or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a form to complete and return.
The survey would entail you noting down all the species in your garden, giving the highest number of each species that you see at any one moment within a 30 minute period, any time during the week 17th-23rd May.
To practise, you could do this at any time, but for the survey just send the results of one half hour of watching from one day during that week.
Pat and Pete Darch