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Binoculars at the ready as Mill View prepares for Birdwatch

January 19th 2018

 

Mill View are preparing to take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch this month.

Residents at Mill View have got their binoculars at the ready and are gearing up to participate in the annual wildlife survey, which will be taking place from Saturday 27th until Monday 29th January.

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is the world’s biggest garden wildlife survey. Every year, over half a million people nationwide take part by counting the birds, as well as other garden species such as badgers and hedgehogs, that they spot in their garden in one hour. This important survey allows the RSPB to monitor species population and trends year to year.

Residents at homes across the country have been using the Birdwatch to take part in all sorts of feathered friend-related activities, ranging from art projects to making bird food cakes.

Home manager, Debbie Wheeler explained why taking part in the Birdwatch is important for residents at Mill View: “Spending time outside and connecting with nature has great benefits for both physical and mental wellbeing, which is important for older people, and particularly for those living with dementia.

“Birdwatching is a peaceful activity that has a calming effect on residents, with vibrant colours and distinctive bird songs also providing sensory stimulation. What’s lovely is that birdwatching can be enjoyed from the comfort of an armchair, no matter what the weather, thanks to our carefully positioned feeders. The residents enjoy getting together to count the wildlife in the home’s garden, so it is always a popular activity!

“We are delighted to be taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch again this year and to be playing a part in this important national survey. We can’t wait to find out which types of wildlife we are sharing our garden with.” 

Mill View care home in West Sussex offers everything you’d expect from a care home, and much more – from a coffee shop to a cinema, a shop and a beauty salon. Everyone also likes to get out and about whenever they can, with trips exploring the beautiful countryside, seaside and historic attractions closeby.

Mill View
Sunnyside Close
Dunnings Road
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 4QW (For sat nav, please use post code RH19 4AT)

0333 434 3056

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