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         Are you ready for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch?
                             26th -28th January 2019

        Many of us will be keeping a keen eye out  The RSPB ask for
        of the window for the RSPB’s Big Garden  details of other garden
        Birdwatch on 26th, 27th and 28th January.  wildlife and last year
                                             frogs and toads saw a
        Last year over 420,000 people took part in  further decrease on
        the garden wildlife survey and helped take  past years whilst
        part in the recording of well over 6.5 million  hedgehogs and foxes
        birds. This data continues to provide
        valuable data for the RSPB to monitor  saw a substantial
        wildlife trends.
                                             In order to take part, people are asked to
        The house sparrow remained top of the  spend just one hour at any time over the
        rankings in UK gardens last year, with  birdwatch days noting the highest number
        siskins and bramblings climbing onto the  of each bird or other wildlife seen, either in
        charts. There was an general increase in the  their own gardens or in a nearby
        number of small bird sightings such as long-  greenspace.
        tailed tits and coal tits. Findings from 2018
        saw a 5% rise in the number of goldfinches  Please go to the RSPB website for more
        and greenfinches.                    details

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