Care Homes Celebrate RSPB Feed the Birds Day!

RSPB Feed the Birds Day fell on Saturday 29th October this year.

The purpose of Feed the Birds Day is to celebrate the relationship we have with birds and to encourage people to feed and water their garden bird visitors regularly.

Birds are particularly at risk of malnutrition during the winter months but we can help them but putting food and water out for them in our gardens which are often safe spaces for them to recharge.

At TrustedCare, we always hear about our care home partner's beautiful gardens and sightings of wildlife so we asked them how they celebrated RSPB Feed the Birds Day this year!

See how care homes have been celebrating RSPB's Feed the Birds Day...

Dean Wood Care Home, Bupa

Dean Wood Care Home, based in Brighton enjoyed a bird-themed art club to support RSPB's Feed the Birds Day. Residents chose a range of media including watercolours, felt tips and acrylic paints to create beautiful, colourful bird masterpieces! Several residents remarked that they enjoy the mindfulness of art and get great satisfaction from seeing their finished pictures.

Many of Dean Wood's residents love spending time in the garden feeding the birds, planting & digging. They enjoy looking out for their 'resident' robin (pictured to the right) who often visits their garden and has become very tame!

Rowan Lodge, Forest Care

Rowan Lodge Nursing Home located in Hook recently enjoyed a visit from Colin and his beautiful tawny and eagle owls. Colin runs his own owl and bird of prey rescue called Wings of Freedom. He visits care homes with his birds with the aim of helping people living with dementia, special needs and disabilities. As you can see from the photos below, the visit bought a smile to all of the Rowan Lodge's resident's faces!

Braywood Gardens Care Home, Runwood Homes Senior Living

Braywood Gardens Care Home in Nottingham has a lovely new 'Braywood Birdwatching Area' for residents to enjoy!

The Braywood Gardens team donated a Garden Centre Voucher to help create the area. They bought a bird table, a four-arm complete feeding station, bird feed, fat balls and a nesting basket to hang in the tree.

A team member also donated some binoculars which were originally her Grandpa’s so the residents can sit and look out the big window onto the beautiful grounds of Braywood Gardens and search for all the birds it will attract. In order to get the area ready, the residents helped put all the food out.

Braywood Gardens has a designated area where residents can look out, spot birds and record what they have in a book or by taking a photo!

A lot of the Braywood Garden's residents love birds and Braywood Gardens are very fortunate to have such an expanse of grounds which attracts all kinds of wildlife, including birds.

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