RSPB’s Feed the Birds Day Saturday 29th October 2011.
Birds really need our help this time of year as the clocks go back and the nights draw in. The RSPB’s Feed the Birds Day takes place on Saturday 29th October 2011. A special day to remind us about all the things we can do to help birds and other garden wildlife through the winter. This year the RSPB are running lots of Feed the Birds Events across the UK, both on the day and in the weeks leading up to it.
Added to this we thought we would include a few tips on choosing the right clothing for birdwatching.
Funny, but there doesn’t seem to be such a thing as a fair-weather birdwatcher. If you’re into birding, you’re into birding. Summer or winter. Shine or rain. Costa Rica or St Kilda. Fair or very foul indeed. We’ve based our recommended outfit, though, around the ‘foul’ end of the scale.
Protection from the rain and cold are top priorities. The recommended clothing has plenty in common with hill-walking gear. Camouflaged clothing is rarely necessary, but muted, earthy colours are normally a good choice. And, because you’ll be sitting still for long periods, extra insulation is far more important to the birder than the hill-walker. But, please note, the right clothing should be used in conjunction with (rather than as a substitute for) a nice flask of hot soup. You need both, really.
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