Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has thanked residents across Denton and Reddish who took part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch.
Over 700,000 people across the UK took part, and together they recorded over 11 million birds.
Across Denton and Reddish, 489 people took part in the event. The top 3 birds recorded by local residents were house sparrow, wood pigeon and blue tit.
The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch first launched back in 1979, and is the world’s largest wildlife survey. On the last week of January each year, the RSPB asks people to spend just an hour counting birds in gardens or local parks, which helps the charity gain an insight into how wildlife is faring.
Commenting, Andrew Gwynne said:
“It’s really fantastic to hear that hundreds of residents took part in the Big Garden Birdwatch, and spotted such a wonderful array of wildlife.
The Big Garden Birdwatch is such a valuable survey and gives us a great insight into our brilliant British wildlife.
It also reminds us of our duty to protect, enhance and defend our precious biodiversity. I’d urge anyone who is interested in wildlife to get involved with the great work that the RSPB does.
To see the full results of the RSPB Birdwatch click here.