The Big Birdwatch Inspires Twitchers At Haydale Care Home

20 March 2021

Residents at Haydale Care Home took part in the 2021 Big Birdwatch to discover which types of bird visited the gardens.

Residents at Haydale Care Home took part in the 2021 Big Birdwatch to discover which types of bird visited the gardens.

The survey took place over the weekend of 30th-31st January, where Residents took it in turns to record the birdlife at the Home.

The amateur twitchers made feeders from plastic milk bottles to attract the birds.

Residents were intrigued to see if different species of birds visited at different times of the day. They discovered that Robins, who visited in the morning, didn’t come back in the afternoon.

Activities Co-ordinator Isabel Cummings said the Big Birdwatch was such a hit that Residents have continued to watch for their winged friends.

Isabel said: “It was very relaxing for Residents to sit and watch for the different types of birds, it was interesting to discover which ones come to visit.

“January is quite chilly to be outside, so we did the birdwatching from the warmth of the Home. 

“We’ve left the bird feeders out as Residents like to watch them from their bedrooms and the lounges. 

“Arthur, one of our Residents, has become a keen twitcher since taking part!”