Bird song to help a nature in crisis

There’s nothing I find more relaxing than the sound of birds singing! It’s evocative of forest walks and playing in the garden as a child.

I was so happy to hear that the RSPB has planned a birdsong event, Let Nature Sing, for tomorrow, Thursday 17th October.

With nature in crisis, the RSPB’s mission is to bring bird song to five million people across the country to highlight that the country’s wildlife is in steep decline.

As part of the event, workplaces across the country will be taking bird song breaks, individuals will be hosting ‘bird song parties’ and families will be listening to the therapeutic ‘chirping’ from the comfort of their own living rooms.

I will be making sure my colleagues take a moment away from their work tomorrow to make time for a small ‘bird song’ interval. We’ll have a cuppa and we’ll take 10 minutes to simply listen. Apparently, listening to bird song at work can make workers happier and more productive, which is a great reason to join in, especially as we’ll be helping highlight such an important issue!

The RSPB has been working with a number of organisations across the country to help our wildlife, including Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes. In partnership with the RSPB, the five star housebuilders have been making homes for wildlife as well as people with the introduction of such things as bat and bird boxes as well as hedgehog hogitats.

I’m looking forward to helping keep our wildlife alive with the sound of bird song tomorrow!

Hannah Drinkwater