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Flying Finish for Morris Care’s Resident Birdwatchers

From house sparrows to hungry robins, residents of Morris Care’s six care homes in Shropshire and Cheshire recorded hundreds of feathered favourites in their gardens this weekend, as they took park in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch.

Morris Care Chief Executive Lucy Holl explained:

“We love being part of Birdwatch and it’s been wonderful to see our residents so engaged with the wildlife in our gardens. We never underestimate the joy of sitting outside, listening to bird song, with fresh air and the scents of a garden. We are passionate about providing wonderful green spaces for our residents to relax in, read a book, meet family or maybe to do a spot of therapeutic gardening. The great outdoors is a tonic for the soul.”

As well as counting birds for an hour and reporting their findings, residents tuned into the Big Garden Birdwatch Live for expert commentary and interviews with wildlife experts.

Morris Care prides itself on the quality of the gardens in its Nursing Homes and residents regularly enjoy time relaxing in these spaces and joining the Home’s popular gardening clubs.

Last year, over one million people took part in the event and the keen-eyed residents at Morris Care were excited to be part of the campaign for the second year. The UK’s biggest citizen science project has been recording the garden birds for over forty years, and count on residents of Shropshire and Cheshire.