When you haven’t seen the sun in days and the January blues are knocking at your door, it’s good to remember that winter is a great time to see wild birds in your garden. Those beautiful little garden friends fluttering around, chattering and looking for food can’t help but lift your mood. And it’s easy to draw them in with a bird bath, a feeder, or maybe a couple of bird boxes.
This weekend is actually the The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) event – The Big Garden Birdwatch – from 27-29 January 2018. Over 500,000 people took part last year. It’s loads of fun, and it helps the RSPB to keep track of bird populations.
You can download a free starter pack today here.
There are two main reasons that you may see a variety of birds in your garden at this time of year: migration and scarce food supplies.