This weekend the RSPB are running their annual Big Garden Birdwatch. I've taken part the last few years and found it really enjoyable. The data collected over the years has proved very useful in analysing bird trends in gardens. Once the RSPB have gathered all the records and made sense of them, they send you an email which allows you to look at the analysis from this and previous years; so it's worth hanging on to your records to compare them with the areas top ten most frequently recorded species.
Follow the link below to register to take part for the first time or indeed input your records for already registered participants. It's free and good fun and contributes to building a bigger picture.