Why not spend an hour this weekend (28th - 30th January) with family and friends to join in the RSPB's yearly event? Wherever you find yourselves, be it in the garden, the park, having a coffee or from your window, as long as you can see the birds land you can take part and count them.
Many species have become endangered, and birds are particularly vulnerable at this time of year. The RSPB wants our support to do all we can to look after our wildlife by providing habitat and food for them, and counting how many of each species is also vital in making a difference. Anyone can join in, you don't have to be an expert, and it's a great way to encourage children to notice nature and their surroundings. All you have to do to get started is go online here https://bit.ly/32vUtvn and tell them what you saw.
There may also be the opportunity to join in the count locally, so if you want to be one of a million or so participants but don't want to go it alone check your local paper/FB etc to see if there's an event happening near you. In Peterborough the Olive Branch and Nene Washes Nature Reserve are both holding events which everyone can join.
Happy counting 🦅