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I don’t have a garden but that doesn’t mean I can’t take part in this weekend’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch ’cause you can also do your count in your local park.

All it takes is an hour of your time on either the 27th, 28th or 29th of January, a pen and paper so you can make a note of the birds you see, and maybe a cup of tea and a couple of biscuits to keep you going.

The specific list of birds to be counted is Blackbird, Blue tit, Chaffinch, Coal tit, Collared dove, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Great tit, House sparrow, Greenfinch, Long-tailed tit, Magpie, Robin, Starling and Woodpigeon. Of course, the RSPB is also interested in any other birds you see in your garden (not flying overhead), and any other creatures that have visited your garden in the past year – a mole or a hedgehog or maybe a fox?

Here’s the link so all you Brits out there can check the details and get involved.