Thursday, 23 January 2014
Watch the Birdie: the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch
With a girl who is ever keen to watch the birds 'namnamnam' all the food up outside, it seems perfect timing that it is the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend.
We don't tend to get many birds in our garden due to the ever-present neighbourhood cats, but I'm hoping the friendly felines might make an exception over the weekend and let the birds in. I'm also hoping to spot something slightly more exotic than the blackbirds and seagulls we normally get. (I'm thinking blue tits or goldfinches, not parrots or flamingoes...).
I've been a bit slack at putting food out for the birds recently - they tend to get our leftover lunch crusts, but I have recently remembered to restock the bird feeder. Last year I made some lard bird feeders to hang up (like these) - and have just found the bag of bird seed I'd bought, so the birds might be getting a food treat soon.