People in Lincolnshire are being encouraged by the RSPB to do more to look after the wildlife in their gardens.
Lincolnshire’s wildlife is still recovering after the big freeze earlier in the month which saw the county layered in snow.
However, not even a month into the new year, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds have already said they expect to see a large decline in bird numbers.
Last weekend the city took part in the Big Garden Birdwatch which was held at Hartsholme Park in Lincoln. It was a chance for residents to see what they could do to help.
Lisa Blezzard is a Park Ranger who led the birdwatch:
“Its happening all over the country so why not here as well?”
Children and adults alike enjoyed the weekend long event which saw Park Rangers teach the public how to count and identify birds.
She encourages people to become proactive when it comes to preserving wildlife for the future: “You can run big garden birdwatch in your garden or you can run it in a park or a green space.”
Rob Jones is a regular birdwatcher and took part in the event with his family. He enjoys going out into the countryside and thinks events like this are important to encourage others to join in.
“Britain is still a beautiful place to be with a wide variety of birds, butterflies and wildlife.”
After the bird watch the people taking part were given the chance to make bird feeders to encourage birds to visit their garden.
Everyone who attended the bird watch took part in the national survey.