Residents at Highmarket House 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 Highmarket House in North Bar Place well prepared, with bird feeders filled and binoculars in hand.
Residents took part in a variety of activities related to our feathered friends, including making and decorating their own bird boxes, plus creating bird food and cakes to attract even more wildlife into the home’s gardens.
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.
Julia Joy, home manager at Highmarket House, said: “The residents had a fantastic weekend painting bird boxes and taking note of all the wonderful birdlife that visited the garden.
“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.”