PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson, will this weekend be one of the thousands of people taking part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch.

People are being asked to spend just one hour watching and recording the birds that visit their garden, balcony, or park and send the results to the RSPB. Last year, more than a million people took part, counting 17 million birds - making it the biggest Birdwatch ever.

Mr Stephenson said: "This is a fantastic initiative from the RSPB, and one that’s incredibly easy for us all to get involved with.

“Apart from the opportunity to get that little bit closer to nature, it’s also a way to help contribute to understanding the health of bird populations, not just in Pendle but right across Britain.”

The house sparrow remained the most commonly seen garden bird with 2.6 million sighted in 2021, followed by the blue tit and starling.

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