What do you like about the Big Garden Birdwatch?
I love Big Garden Birdwatching with my family. It’s a real chance to sit down together and actually take a really good, close look at what’s happening outside. So often, we walk past the window and we just glance at the birds in the garden, but the Birdwatch gives us an opportunity to really concentrate for an hour, and actually see what we’ve got out there.
The thing I love about the Big Garden Birdwatch is that you never know what you’re going to get. One year we had an amazing count and we had buzzards coming over and kestrels. We had a green woodpecker hopping around on the lawn. And that’s the excitement and sense of anticipation – you really don’t know what you’re going to see.
Our Big Garden Birdwatch is a way of sitting down as a family. We’re all watching nature together. We’ll all be watching in different directions out of different windows, but we’re all pooling our results – sort of working as a family unit and really enjoying what we’ve got in our garden. And that’s what I really love about it. Often, we’re off doing our own things in life, and it’s a chance for the four of us to be together and enjoy that time with nature.