May I remind UK birders about the BTO Garden Birdwatch scheme. This year it is celebrating 25 years of recording weekly sightings from your garden.
Records can be easily submitted on-line.
This is "citizen science" and provides important information about the state of many common British Birds.
For example it identified the bird disease in Greenfinches and confirms the decline of the Chaffinch.
In this period of self -isolation it is an ideal opportunity to add to our knowledge of Garden ecology.
It also allows observers the opportunity to record other sightings including butterflies, dragonflies, mammals, amphibians and insects.
It only costs £17 per year to join.
I urge all UK birders to consider this important scheme, it makes garden birdwatching worthwhile during this difficult time.
More details on the BTO website ( British Trust for Ornithology).