Birdhouses seek new home during the Big Garden Bird Watch

Added on 20 January 2010

To celebrate the RSPB's Big Garden Bird Watch, The Gardens Group garden centres in Sherborne, Yeovil and Poundbury are each giving away a brand new bird house and feeder to the person who spots and records the greatest number of species of birds during the Bird Watch weekend.

The special RSPB event takes place over the weekend of the 30th and 31st of January and counting sheets will be available from Castle Gardens, Brimsmore Gardens and Poundbury Gardens. To be in with a chance of winning, participants need to return their completed forms to one of the garden centres by Sunday 7th February.

Alex Hill, Garden Centre Assistant and bird expert comments: "Keeping your bird feeders topped up is important all year round but especially when it's cold and icy as often your feeder is the bird's only source of food. Birds remember where they find food so if you keep it topped up they won't waste energy flying from garden to garden to find food. We wanted to use this event to encourage people to keep feeding the birds over the winter months but also to challenge people to spot as many birds as they can over the two days. If you need any suggestions on what will entice different varieties of bird to you garden do pop in for some free advice.'

For further information about the Big Garden Bird Watch and advice about what you should be feeding your birds and when, please pop into one of the Gardens Group garden centres or call on the number below:

Castle Gardens, Sherborne: 01935 814633

Brimsmore Gardens, Yeovil: 01935 411000

Poundbury Gardens, Poundbury, Dorchester: 01305 257250

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