Putting focus on birdwatching at wildlife event

4th Rastrick Brownies doing bird feeding and spotting at Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve
4th Rastrick Brownies doing bird feeding and spotting at Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve

Calderdale wildlife and community groups joined together at the weekend to be a part of the world’s biggest garden wildlife survey - the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

The Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group, the fourth Rastrick Brownies and members of the public placed handmade birdfeeders at the Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve and went birdwatching while enjoying the warmer winter weather.

4th Rastrick Brownies doing bird feeding and spotting at Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve. Pictured are Martha Tikadar and Anya Binglass

4th Rastrick Brownies doing bird feeding and spotting at Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve. Pictured are Martha Tikadar and Anya Binglass

Graham Haigh, of the Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group, said: “It was a good day.

“The Rastrick Brownies had made birdfeeders so we helped them place them around the reserve.”

The Big Garden Birdwatch happens once a year across the country, encouraging people to get out and about watching Britain’s wildlife.