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25th Jun, 2022

Care home residents join milestone anniversary bird watch

Eagle-eyed Marjorie McTighe was recently armed and ready with her binoculars.

She was among a number of residents at Stratford’s Care UK’s Ambleside home who took part in this year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

During the weekend, the residents recorded the number of birds and other wildlife species that visited the Evesham Road care home’s garden – data which will be used by the RSPB to monitor trends and understand how different species are doing.

This year marked the 40th anniversary of the survey, which encourages people nationwide to count the birds in their gardens to allow the charity to monitor trends and understand how different species are doing. Data from over half a million people is then compared year-on-year to provide a ‘snapshot’ of bird numbers across the UK.

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