Pleased to say that the Friends of Hilly Fields are going ahead with the Big Birdwatch this year after last year's lockdown. The event will be held on Sunday 30 January from 10.30-12.30 and is timed to coincide with the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch which takes place that weekend.
If you want to come along to Hilly Fields, the Friends will have a stall outside the cafe. You can either pick up a Bird ID form from there and go round by yourselves or join the guided walk at 11.00. If you have binoculars, please bring them.
There will also be children's activities including a bird quiz and bird feeder making. Children are welcome to come on the walk.
If you go round by yourselves, please hand in your results at the stall afterwards. The basic rules are: (i) only count the maximum number of each species that you see at any one time (to avoid duplication); (ii) don't count birds that fly over without stopping - only birds within the park. We will collate the results at the end on our Big Blackboard and submit to the RSPB.
And finally we will have copies of our much-praised Birds of Hillyfields booklet on sale for £3.50 if you haven't yet bought one. All proceeds go to the Friends group.
Hope to see you there.