RSPB Breakfast Birdwatch: How To Take Part

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The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has introduced a great new initiative: a daily Breakfast Birdwatch.

It takes place between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. weekdays — at a time when many of us would usually have been commuting to work and unable to enjoy the splendour of nature.

And it can be enjoyed from the comfort of our own homes.

What is the Breakfast Birdwatch?

The RSPB wants us to share what we can see in our garden, on our balcony, or on our rooftop, using #BreakfastBirdwatch on social media.

It is vital that as many people as possible continue to enjoy nature, from keen birders, to those simply self-isolating during the coronavirus outbreak.

The friendly, supportive and engaged community brought together by this campaign can help us do just that.

With the arrival of spring, there is so much incredible nature returning, blooming, growing and thriving outside. Just taking time to observe it can have a positive effect on our mental health and wellbeing.

Throughout the coming weeks, Breakfast Birdwatch will focus on different themes and different species. Experts and enthusiasts will help to identify species we’ve spotted, and answer questions along the way.

For more information on the RSPB’s #BreakfastBirdwatch campaign, click here.

Click here for advice from the “Friend” on how you can make your garden more inviting to local wildlife.

Click here for the current government advice on slowing the spread of coronavirus.

Iain McDonald

Iain is Digital Content Editor at the "Friend", making him responsible for managing flow of interesting and entertaining content on the magazine's website and social media channels.