Well it's that time again, doesn't the time just fly? It's time once more to sit yourself down for an hour over the weekend and take part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch.
All you need to do is watch the birds in your garden or local park for a one hour period sometime during this weekend (26 - 27 of January). You record the highest number of each bird species you see at the same time. You don't count the total you see during the hour because you would probably get the same birds visiting more than once.
Simply keep a tally on a piece of paper ready to enter the results on the RSPB website later.
You can find out more over on the RSPB website where there is a section devoted to the Big Garden Birdwatch >> Click here This is also where you go to submit the results when your birdwatch is complete.
I will be doing my count in the morning after I have done the usual routine of thawing out the bird bath and stocking up the food on the bird tables.
If you have not done the Big Garden Birdwatch before I do recommend you take part, the RSPB get a very useful snapshot of our garden bird population and can recognise trends in bird species. Also because you sit yourself down for an hour, you might see more activity than you expected. This cold and snowy weather brings in species that we do not normally see.
Also: Birdwatch freebies in the Daily Telegraph this weekend!
So there we are, don't forget, this weekend the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.