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Watch the birdie!

Last modified: 26 January 2012

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Would you like to have a nice sit down with a cup of tea, whilst helping wildlife? If so, then Fineshade Woods on Sunday 29 January is the place for you.

The last weekend of January is the RSPB’s annual ‘Big Garden Birdwatch’ event, and you can help.

The idea is for as many people around the country to spend just an hour counting the birds that use our gardens.

Over half a million people join in every year, in an event that has run for over 30 years.

All day on Sunday 29 January RSPB staff and volunteers will be counting the birds that use the Top Lodge centre garden.

Come into the Little Barn between 10 am and 3.30 pm, and you can join in, discovering more about some of our familiar feathered friends along the way.

There will also be fun family activities on offer, such as badge making, and you can pick up forms to record what birds are seen in your own garden.

There is no charge and no need to book, you can just come along and join in the fun.

Chris Andrews, RSPB visitor and promotions officer, said: “This is a great and easy way to help nature, whilst at the same time being a great excuse for a nice sit down and a cuppa.”

More details about this and other events throughout the year can be found at the centre’s website: www.rspb.org.uk/toplodge

The Top Lodge centre is located in the Forestry Commission’s Fineshade Woods, just off the A43 between Corby and Stamford (signposted Top Lodge, Fineshade), half an hour from Peterborough and less than an hour from Leicester. Parking is free for RSPB members (otherwise £3) and there is a café, toilets and children’s play area on site.

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