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Have a look at our two Garden Bird Competitions:

In the School Zone find 10 hidden garden birds in our Garden Birds Wordsearch and you could win a

Birch Log Nest Box

Birch Log Hole Nest Box

a Wooden Peanut Butter Bird Feeder,

Wooden Peanut Butter Feeder

a Discovery Seed Feeder

The Discovery Seed Feeder

and a Fat Ball Feeder

Metal Fat Ball Feeder

 

In the Kids/Family Zone correctly identify the birds shown in the pictures

  1.  Goldfinch         B.  Robin         C.  Great Tit         D.  Blue Tit
  2.  House Sparrow         F.  Blackbird

1.

Metal Fat Ball Feeder

2.

Square Ground Bird Table

3.

Guardian Seed Feeder

4.

Hanging Star Fatball Feeder

5.

 Discovery Seed Feeder

6.

 Teapot Nester

and you could win a

Build Your Own Nest Box Kit

Build Your Own Nest Box

and a Wooden Peanut Butter Feeder

Wooden Peanut Butter Feeder

For full details and an Entry Form visit The School Zone and The Family Zone

Hurry as the closing date for both competitions is Saturday 14th March, 2015.

Good Luck

Gill

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Wooden Peanut Butter Feeder

A Wooden Peanut Butter Feeder provides a high energy treat for the birds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This weekend (24th/25th January) is the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch it began in 1979 and is one of the world’s largest wildlife surveys, last year nearly half a million people took part with 7,274,159 birds being counted. Each year the results are collated and are used to compare trends, monitor species, understand how birds are doing and take steps to put things right.

Schools are also invited to take part, they can do the Big Schools Birdwatch anytime this half term until the 13th February, and can Register and download specially designed classroom resources on the RSPB website.

How do you take part?

  1. Register for the Big Garden Birdwatch before this weekend, you will receive an information pack full of advice, information and a Bird ID guide.
  2. Put out bird feeders preferably containing high energy foods as well as a some fresh water, this can be done throughout the year not just during winter or for the Big Garden Birdwatch.
  3. Why not have a go at making your own Bird Cakes? Click here to find out how.

My Fat Ball and Feeder

On the weekend of the Birdwatch

  1. Make sure that your bird feeders are full and fresh water is available.
  2. Get a pen, paper, and a pair of binoculars, if you have some, and have a bird book or guide to birds handy, make it a family activity include as many people as you can, not all birds are easy to spot on the other hand you may suddenly have a large flock which can be difficult to count.
  3. Decide when you are going to do the Birdwatch, birds are often hungry early morning and late afternoon so you have a good chance of spotting a good variety during these times, on a cold dry day you can expect to see more birds than if it is wet and windy.
  4. Sit comfortably and watch the birds for an hour, count and record the highest number of each species of bird that you see at any one time.
  5. Submit your results online or by post by 13th February 2015.

The RSPB are interested in other British wildlife too and are asking you to let them know how often you see any of the following in your garden, park or local area:

Badger, Grey Squirrel, Red Squirrel, Muntjac Deer, Roe Deer, Hedgehog, Slow Worm, Grass Snake.

If you want more information on Feeding Garden Birds click here to have a look at our guide.

Why not practice your Bird Spotting skills before the weekend?

Have a look at our two new Garden Bird Competitions:

In the School Zone ‘Spot’ the 10 hidden garden birds in our wordsearch puzzle and you could win a

Birch Log Nest Box (pictured below)

Birch Log Hole Nest Box

a Wooden Peanut Butter Bird Feeder, a Discovery Seed Feeder and a Fat Ball Feeder.

In the Kids/Family Zone correctly identify the birds shown in the pictures and you could win a

Build Your Own Nest Box Kit (pictured below),

Build Your Own Nest Box

and a Wooden Peanut Butter Feeder.

The closing date for both competitions is 14th March, 2015.

Have a fabulous Bird Watching Weekend, I will be taking part too.

Gill

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Thank you to everyone who sent in an entry to our November / December 2012 competitions, they were all amazing and just shows how much creative talent there is, but it made choosing the winners all the more difficult.

Winning Entry by Isobel Stevens

Winning Entry by Isobel Stevens

The winner for the Family Competition was Isobel Stevens from Barry, South Glamorgan, ‘Well Done Isobel!’  Isobel has drawn a wonderful winter scene showing a Robin perched in a tree in a snowy garden complete with spade (which Robins often sit on) and a welcome bird feeder, she will receive as her prize:

Winning Entry by Ineasa, Newton Regis School

Winning Entry by Ineasa, Newton Regis School

The winner of the School Competition is Newton Regis School with the winning entry by Ineasa, ‘Well Done Ineasa’ we loved her Robin collage, it looks fabulous and would make a lovely Christmas card, it must have taken quite a long time to find, cut out and stick on all the pictures of the Robins, they will receive as their prize:

We hope that our winners enjoy these fantastic prizes and that they attract lots of birds into their gardens.

Gill

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The September/October School Zone Competition was to find 10 Hedgehog related words in our Hedgehog Wordsearch, the first correct winning entry pulled out of the hat was by Alex Courtman from Dane Ghyll County Primary School, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria and their fabulous prize is a Hogitat Hedgehog House, a Hedgehog Guide, a Hedgehog Snack Feeding Bowl and some Hedgehog Food – well done to them.

The September/October Family/Kids Zone Competition was a ‘Who am I? Wildlife Quiz’ the correct answers were  Q1 Ladybird,  Q2 Dragonfly,  Q3 Butterfly,  Q4 Toad,  Q5 Moth,  Q6 Hedgehog,  Q7 Bee,  Q8 Spider,  Q9 Bat,  Q10 Frog.

The first correct entry to be pulled out of the hat was from Taylor and Holly Rees from Gosport, Hampshire and they will receive a Mini Bug Bug Box, a Mini Bug Ladybird Tower and a Minibeast Guide – well done to them.

Thank you to everyone who entered these competitions, why not have a go at our

New Christmas Competitions

To enter our School Zone Competition all you need to do is to design a Christmas Card featuring a ‘Christmas’ Robin, it can be painted, crayoned, drawn in pencil/coloured pencil or could even be a collage. Our favourite card will win

To enter our Family/ Kids Zone Competition all you need to do is to send in a picture of a Christmas Robin that you have drawn, it can be painted, crayoned, drawn in pencil/coloured pencil or could even be a collage and our favourite picture will win

Have a look at the competitions pages for full details and an entry form, the closing date for both competitions is 31st December 2012.

Good Luck

Gill

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