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Binoculars at the ready as care home residents get ready for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

PUBLISHED: 16:36 19 January 2018 | UPDATED: 16:36 19 January 2018

Care UK resident Ella McHughes and home manager Rick Mayne prepare for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.
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Care UK resident Ella McHughes and home manager Rick Mayne prepare for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. FREE PRESS, EDITORIAL AND PR USAGE. Photo credit: Simon Jacobs

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A care home is preparing to take part in the world's biggest garden wildlife survey, the RPSB Big Garden Birdwatch.

Residents of Hartismere Place care home, in Eye have got their binoculars at the ready and are gearing up fro the annual wildlife survey, which this year will take place from Saturday, January 27 until Monday, January 29.

Home manager, Matthew Calver explained why taking part in the Birdwatch is important for residents, he said: “Spending time outside and connecting with nature has great benefits for both physical and mental wellbeing, which is important for older people, and particularly for those living with dementia.

“What’s lovely is that birdwatching can be enjoyed from the comfort of an armchair, no matter what the weather and the residents enjoy getting together to count the wildlife in the home’s garden, so it is always a popular activity.”

For more information on the RSPB and the Big Garden Birdwatch visit; rspb.org.uk.

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