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Binoculars at the Ready – Local Care Home Supports Big Garden Birdwatch

Staff and residents at Barchester’s Tewkesbury Fields care home in Tewkesbury got out their binoculars and bird books to support this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch initiative.

The RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch is an annual event to try to understand what is happening to our native birds. The idea is to log all the birds you see in your garden, from your window or in your local park in a one hour period any time between January 27th and 29th. In 2021 over 1 million people took part and between them they counted 17 million birds. Sadly we have lost over 38 million birds from the UK skies in the last 50 years so it is vital we do all we can to protect our birdlife.

Our resident Ambassador Vivian had a brilliant time with our team, and filled up her birdfeeder to attract the birds and then started looking up the different species in her bird book to make sure they were logged correctly. We saw many different birds that day.

General Manager, James Culley, said:
“Our residents love to watch all the birds in the garden so the Big Garden Birdwatch is right up their street. It’s important to look after our wildlife and help to conserve all the different species. We have really enjoyed taking part, it’s amazing how many birds we saw in just an hour!”

Vivian our resident ambassador said:

“We have a beautiful garden here and we’re very lucky that we see so many different types of birds. I love all birds but I have an extra soft spot for a robin, you just can’t help but smile when you see one.”