The last weekend in January has arrived again and it is the time when we all count the birds in our gardens, open spaces and local parks on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The national birdwatch started in 1979 as a children’s activity but in 2001 grown-ups were invited to join in. Last year half a million people took part and these records over the last 38 years are invaluable for spotting trends in species; populations. All you need to do is watch and count for one hour. What if you don’t see a dicky bird? Just record 0 – its important to know where the birds are are not as well as where they are! Just visit www.rspb.org.uk for more info, identification sheets etc.
The February issue of Framfare is now around the town for you to pick up in the usual places.