Why not take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2012 on Saturday 28th or Sunday 29th January it is free and will only take up an hour of your time. It is an excellent way to get all the family involved in nature and is very rewarding too and you may well spot some unusual or new bird species. Your results are used to help the birds by identifying any species that are in trouble so that they can then be helped.
Schools can also take part by doing the RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch this is from 16th to 30th January 2012 where a class or even the whole school can get involved. It is an activity that all ages and abilities can take part in and again will only take an hour. It is a brilliant way of getting to know the wildlife visiting your school grounds and also in turn thinking about how to encourage more.
Get prepared now by putting out lots of different types of bird food to encourage as many birds as you can, the more choice you provide the more species you may attract.
Seed Mixes are prepared using top quality high calorie ingredients and have been developed to appeal to, and benefit a wide variety of bird species all year round and include Everyday Seed Mix, High Energy Bird Mix, Bird Feeder Seed, Table Seed Mix, Gourmet Robin Food as well as Nyjer Seed and Sunflower Heart Seeds.
Live Mealworms are a natural food and relished by Robins, Blue Tits and other insect eating birds and should be provided when fresh.
Do not stop putting out food after the Birdwatch, as this should be done throughout the year to really help the birds.