The RSPB has begun a daily 'lockdown' Breakfast Birdwatch, with everyone welcome to take part over the coming weeks.
The Breakfast Birdwatch takes place daily between 8 am and 9 am – at a time when, normally, many people would have been commuting to work, on the school run or otherwise engaged. Using #BreakfastBirdwatch on social media, they hope to create a friendly, supportive and engaged community who are able to share what they can see in their gardens, on their balconies, rooftops and spaces from their own homes, all the while keeping within government guidelines in relation to COVID-19.
It is vital that nature can still be enjoyed by as many people as possible, whether keen birders, parents, children, those self-isolating or anyone else able to join in. Over the coming days and weeks, the Breakfast Birdwatch will be helping people to share their wildlife encounters and provide ideas for things you can do for wildlife close to home. Furthermore, it will help people enjoy the power of spring during this difficult time.
Throughout the coming weeks, the Breakfast Birdwatch will focus on different themes and different species, helping to identify what people have seen and heard, and answering questions along the way. Those taking part are asked to include #BreakfastBirdwatch when sharing updates, photos, videos, questions and comments on social media.