We are encouraging East Haven residents to spend at least an hour watching the birds in their own gardens this weekend. The RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch is the world's largest wildlife survey. The idea is that people choose a good place to watch birds in their own garden or local park for a period of one hour over this weekend. The RSPB suggest that we count the maximum number of species we see at any one time. For example, if we see a group of three house sparrows together, and later another two, and after that another one, the number we will submit is three. That way, we are less likely to double-count the same birds. After that is simple, just go to the Big Garden Birdwatch web-site to report what we have seen. There are lot's of great pictures to identify any unusual birds so we hope as many people as possible will get involved.
Photographs by Steph Wilkie Wren on Front page and Starlings opposite