Do not forget, for those of you living in the UK, that the Big Garden Birdwatch takes place this weekend, that is 30th and 31st January. It is organised by the RSPB but you do not have to be a member to take part.
All you need to do is to record the highest number of each species of bird seen in your garden, or local park (but not flying over) at any one time, during a one hour period on either Saturday 30 or Sunday 31 January 2010. It can be any one hour period, when you decide to do it is entirely your choice.
It really is that easy. You can download a recording sheet to help you identify and record your birds as you see them, don't send this in, it is just for your own use, or simply record your tally on a scrap of paper. When your survey is complete submit your results on the website.
For full details, tips, to download a recording sheet and /or summit your results go to:
I have taken part in this count for the last two years and will be doing my count tomorrow, it is surprising how quickly the hour goes.