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Feathered friends join Knebworth residents for twitching good time

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Knebworth had bird-feeders filled and binoculars at the ready when it took part in this year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch with the help of some special friends. 

Feathered friends join Knebworth residents for twitching good time

Residents at Knebworth participated in the annual wildlife survey, and recorded the number of birds, as well as other wildlife species, they spotted in their garden. 

The care home was also visited by CJ’s Birds of Prey, which brought a host of birds of prey to the home, including hawks, owls and a kestrel for residents to meet up close. Residents also learned all about these fantastic creatures in an informative Q&A session.

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.  

Vera Moreira-Henocq, home manager at Knebworth, said: “The birdwatch is always an incredibly popular activity with residents, so we were delighted that CJ’s Birds of Prey could join us to make this event even more special for everyone involved

“All of the residents enjoyed taking part in the wildlife count, and it was fantastic to see some birds of prey up close after the birdwatch. Residents had the opportunity to have some of the birds sitting on their wrists, which was a really special moment.

“I’d like to say thank you to CJ’s Birds of Prey for joining us and making this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch one to remember. We all had a fantastic time and will continue our ‘twitching’ hobby over the coming months.”

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59 London Road, Woolmer Green, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, SG3 6JE


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