Organised a Saturday morning bird song walk in local woods to encourage a greater appreciation of nature. Some people go bird-watching, but they can be difficult to see high up in trees and another option is to focus on listening rather than looking. This opens up the activity to more people, especially partially-sighted people. Moreover, people may tell you they don’t know any birdsong but it can prove to be a fun idea and it doesn’t take long for them to realise they know more than they think. About 20 people attended, including three young children. The birds heard on the day included goldfinches, robins, chiffchaffs, blue and great tits, wrens, nuthatches, a blackcap, a mistle thrush, a green woodpecker, a greenfinch and a kestrel – as well as blackbirds and wood pigeons. It is something we will certainly repeat.
Supporting communities across South Yorkshire to take action for the climate and nature.