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Birdwatch a flying success at Woolmer Green care home

Added on: 14th February, 2018 by Francesca_27017

Birdwatch a flying success at Woolmer Green care home

Last Updated:
Wed, 14 February 2018

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A Woolmer Green care home had bird-feeders filled and binoculars at the ready when it took part in this year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

Residents at Care UK’s Knebworth on London Road participated in the annual wildlife survey, and recorded the number of birds, as well as other wildlife species, they spotted in their garden.

Residents also took part in a variety of bird-related activities, from making bird food to encourage feathered friends to the home’s garden, to taking part in themed arts and crafts.

However the highlight for many on the day was a visit from British School of Falconry who brought a number of different species to the home including, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl and Hawk.

Vera Moreira-Henocq, home manager at Knebworth said: “The birdwatch is a popular activity with residents every year, so we were delighted to welcome British School of Falconry to join us for our first birdwatch event at Knebworth. All of the residents enjoyed taking part, and learning more about the wildlife in our garden.

“Outdoor activities are important for both physical and mental wellbeing, and have many benefits for older people, particularly for those who are living with dementia. Birdwatching can act as a valuable reminiscence activity, as the distinctive sights and sounds of birds in the garden can help evoke memories. This year was another success, and we’d like to thank British School of Falconry for joining us.”
For more information on Knebworth, please call senior customer relations manager, David Martins, on 01438 894396 or email david.martins@careuk.com.
For more general information, please go to careuk.com/knebworth.

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch has taken place annually over the last 38 years, with the information collected each year helping the RSPB form a picture of bird populations across the country and highlighting any trends or changes. For more information, please go to www.rspb.org.uk.

For more information about Care UK, visit www.careuk.com

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