You will find out about all the exciting stuff going on with the RSPB in the east of the UK. We cover our sites in the following counties: Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, and some of our great Lincolnshire ones. So if you are if you have never heard of the Strumpshaws and Snettishams or Stour Estuary or Sutton Fens here is you chance.
Blogger: Adam Murray, Communications Officer
As my partner in crime always says “It’s better in the East”. And I couldn't agree more, especially when we can have a friendly competition with our neighbours over the number of people who have taken part in Big Garden Birdwatch this year.
How did your Birdwatch go in your local patch? Did the weather scupper you and how many cups of tea did you get through? It is a “No” for the former and “Three” for the latter in my case.
So that we can keep tabs on the state of nature in your gardens, please visit here http://www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch/ and fill in your results and we will keep you posted if indeed it is better in the East.
We will then give you the lowdown on which birds were the top of the pops. Will it be the cheeky house sparrow, charismatic starling or tuneful blackbird like in previous years (see below for the past hit parades). My hope is that the long-tailed tit makes it back on to this year’s list – if like Bruce Forsythe I am allowed a favourite then they would be it (but don’t tell the other wildlife).
If you did not get around to doing Big Garden Birdwatch last weekend then do not fear – anytime is a good time to take a hour out of your day, turn of the TV and do something more interesting instead (sorry WDY). Even better if you want to take it a step further then why not visit your local RSPB nature reserve to see what different wildlife resides there. If you live in Norwich then head to Strumpshaw Fen, Cambridge then why not Lakenheath Fen, Ipswich then Minsmere is right up your street and if your are of an Essex ilk then the South Essex marshes give you a taste of the Dickensian.
Let us raise our glasses (of tea) and shout “Hoorah - it surely is better in the East”.
Photo by Nigel Blake (rspb-images.com)
Past Hit Parades