Sparrow top of the tree in count

Volunteers took part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch in Berwick's Castle Vale Park on Saturday.

Saturday, 3rd February 2018, 07:20 am
Bird feeders were made by participants in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch held in Castle Vale Park, Berwick.

The event was organised by the Friends of Berwick Parks and was supported by a number of keen bird spotters, including local children who helped to make pine cone bird feeders.

Kate Dixon, parks manager, said: “We counted 12 different types of bird in all. The house sparrow came out on top, with 14 counted.

“The results have been sent off to the RSPB.”

Big Garden Birdwatch is the world’s biggest wildlife survey with around half a million people taking part each year.

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The Friends have also introduced weekly British Trust for Ornithology wildlife watches. Meet at the Lily Pond at noon every Wednesday.