Saturday, 13 January 2018

Big Birdwatch Event: 28 January 2018


It's time for the annual Big Birdwatch event on Sunday 28 January organised by the Friends of Hilly Fields. This is held to coincide with the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch on the same weekend and the aim is to count the number of different birds seen in the park. As before, we'll have a stall outside the cafe with activities for children such as making fatballs to hang from the trees. We'll also have bird ID sheets that you can use if you wish and our blackboard on which we'll aggregate all the reports that people provide. The event runs from 10.30-12.30.


There will be a guided bird walk around the park at 11.00 am or you can go round by yourselves. If you do the latter, please observe the RSPB rules:

(i) only count the maximum number of each species that you see at any one time (to avoid duplication); (ii) don't count birds that fly over without stopping - only birds within the park.

We hope to see you there.

Ps. If you want some bird spotting practice, see if you can put the names to the birds below, all photographed on Hilly Fields during 2017. Some are obvious, some perhaps not so. In different order, the birds are Collared Dove, Dunnock, Jay, Ring-necked Parakeet, Robin and Starling.









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