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Highmarket House residents flock together for birdwatch

January 25th 2019

 

Residents at Highmarket House have their binoculars at the ready ahead of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. 

Preparations are underway, as Highmarket House gears up to take part in the world’s largest garden wildlife survey from Saturday 26th January until Monday 28th January.

Care UK residents have their binoculars ready for this years RSPB Birdwatch

Residents will be taking part in a variety of activities related to our feathered friends, including making their own bird feeders, food and cakes.   

The home has also invited Banbury Ornithological Society to join them for the occasion for a talk on local wildlife.

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.  

Home manager, Julia Joy, explained why taking part in the Birdwatch is important for residents at Highmarket House: “It may be one of the first events of the year, but the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is always a highlight for residents and team members alike! 

“Spending time outdoors and connecting with the nature around us can prove to be beneficial for both the physical and mental wellbeing of older people – particularly those living with dementia. While it is a calming, peaceful activity, the distinctive sounds and vibrant colours of the garden are also great for providing sensory stimulation for residents.   

“We’re delighted to be taking part in the world’s largest garden wildlife survey once again this year, and to be playing our part in such an important study. We’re looking forward to welcoming Banbury Ornithology Group to the home to help us find out which types of wildlife we are sharing our garden with!” 

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Highmarket House
(Behind the Cromwell Hotel)
North Bar Place
Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX16 0TD

0333 321 1992

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