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Bird Garden Bird Watch

Bird Watching

  1. Head out into your garden or a local green space such as a park.


     2. Be still and be quiet. As exciting as it is to watch a blackbird bouncing around looking for worms, you'll get a               better look if you're really quiet!


      3. Look all around you, on the ground, in the trees and in the sky.


      4. Another good way to spot birds is with your ears! Yes, hearing where birds are and beginning to recognise                  their different calls and songs is a brilliant way to hone your birdwatching skills.

Try elephant ears: cup your hands around your ears and turn your head slowly like a satellite dish - you'll be amazed how focused and super-charged your hearing will become!


     5. If you'd like to take a closer look then binoculars are a good idea, but if you're new to them you'll need to be         patient as they take some practice. However, once you begin to get the hang of them, they're a great way to see       a bird's colouring and shape close-up and help you determine what you're looking at.


Don't forget to tell us when you have completed the activity and what you saw! Upload a photo of you on your bird watch or a bird that you saw. 


I wonder what you will see?


If you want to take part in the official count and submit your results click on the link below to find out how.

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