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The UK’s largest garden-based science project was back again this year from 29th-31st January, marking the 42nd RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

This experiment sees nature and bird enthusiasts across the UK join the largest birdwatch through participant’s volunteering one hour of their time, tracking birds in their gardens. This project gives a real insight into our wildlife and how our birds are faring across the UK.

We also took part this year at Chineham Park as we were very keen to see how the different bird species are at the park. Our birdwatchers found that there were more diverse species near to the Woodland and Water.

Here are the birds that were counted:

Wood pigeon x13

Mistle Thrush x12

Blue Tit x6

Blackbird x4

Magpie x4

Back headed gull x4

Long Tailed Tit x2

Mallard x2

Great Tit x1

Carrion Crow x1

Robin x1

Coot x1

As part of our ongoing sustainability commitment and biodiversity plans we are installing new bird boxes to increase the wildlife on the park. Hopefully next year we will see these numbers rise. Thank you to MAPP & Nurture for being part of this project.

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