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Big Garden Birdwatch in Williamson Park This Weekend

John Freeman

Everyone can help with the 2015 Big Garden Birdwatch at Williamson Park on Sunday 25th January 2015.

If you are an early riser, why not get along along between 8.00 and 9.00 am for bird spotting with the experts.  

"This will be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Park's birds with members of the local bird watching groups", said Hilary Smith of Friends of Williamson Park who are organising the event.  "We will be meeting at the bird feeding station in Fenham Carr at 8.00 am to get a close look at the birds using the feeders. This will be followed by an hour long walk around the Park."

If you prefer a more leisurely Sunday morning, get to the Café in the Park after 10.00 am and collect a survey form and information sheet from the display, and do your own survey.

Last year 18 different species of birds were seen in an hour including a grey wagtail, goldcrest and bullfinch.  The Friends want to see if they can beat that count.

• If you would like information, or would like to join the Friends of Williamson Park, please email