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Eagle-eyed Ambleside residents enjoy birdwatch weekend

February 14th 2019


Residents at Ambleside took part in the world’s largest garden wildlife survey – and it was a flying success! 

For this year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, residents at Ambleside were well prepared, with bird feeders filled and binoculars in hand. 

Marjorie McTighe - birdwatch

During the weekend, the residents recorded the number of birds and other wildlife species that visited the care home’s garden – data which will be used by the RSPB to monitor trends and understand how different species are doing. 

Residents got creative with bird-related arts and crafts, everyone had fun baking bird-shaped biscuits, and residents created bird seed fat balls to attract even more wildlife into the home’s gardens.  

2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch event, which encourages people nationwide to count the birds in their gardens to allow the charity to monitor trends and understand how different species are doing. Data from over half a million people is then compared year-on-year to provide a ‘snapshot’ of bird numbers across the UK.  

Home manager at Ambleside, Julia Joy said: “Residents had a fantastic weekend birdwatching and taking note of all the wonderful birdlife that visited over the weekend. 

“The sights and sounds provided brilliant conversation starters, which for many sparked fond memories of their younger years, so it was lovely to be able to reminisce, and hear residents and team members sharing stories. 

“The work the RSPB does is incredibly important, so we’re delighted that we were among the half a million people taking part in the survey this year.” 


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