Residents at Darlington Court took part in the world’s largest garden wildlife survey – and it was a flying success!
This year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch saw residents at Darlington Court well prepared, with bird feeders filled and binoculars in hand.
During the weekend, the residents took part in a variety of activities related to our feathered friends, including making bird feeders to entice the wildlife and getting creative painting bird boxes.
2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, 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.
Nikki Burke, home manager at Darlington Court, said: “The birdwatch is a popular activity with residents every year, and everyone enjoys learning more about the wildlife in our garden and getting creative.
“The sights and sounds also provided brilliant conversation starters, which for many sparked fond memories of their younger years. 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.”