The Nature's Home mailbox is filling up now our January issue has finished mailing -  thanks for all your letters and e-mails. As usual, I am enjoying being thoroughly blown away by your photos and am having a difficult time choosing which ones to feature in the April issue. I'm pretty convinced that today, I have been sent the best picture of a bittern I have ever seen!

While you're getting ready for Big Garden Birdwatch this coming weekend, 24-25 January, have a look at our feature on RSPB Birdfood and how buying it is helping birds in your garden and our migrants making their way across continental Europe. Hopefully it will inspire you to stock your garden with birdfood in preparation for a successful Birdwatch this weekend. I look forward to hearing how you got on. Do let us know!

I couldn't resist sharing this brilliant cartoon sent in by Andrew Kay.You can see more of Andrew's work on his website at at