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Binoculars at the ready as Priors House prepares for Birdwatch

January 16th 2018

 

Priors House are preparing to take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch this January.

Residents at Priors House 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.

Priors House has invited Simon Watts from Wild Presentations to join them for the birdwatch on Saturday 27th January and will be doing some bird themed craft activities over the weekend.

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, Francine Summers explained why taking part in the Birdwatch is important for residents at Priors House: “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.” 

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