Listening to the sound of birds communicating around you is one of life’s simple pleasures.
'Bird chirping' has become clearer in recent weeks, due to less noise on the streets, according to a recent Daily Mail post. With spring upon us, and longer, brighter days ahead, now is a wonderful time to tune in to bird's tweets. Bird watching in retirement is popular because of the increase in 'you time' in later life. With more time spent at home for us all at the moment, now is the time to take a pause and just listen... and appreciate the sounds of nature in your garden, your balcony or on your daily walk. Birdsong and bird watching can promote feelings of wellbeing, similar to gardening and can be a great way to unwind.
Here are the calls and birdsongs of some of the most common birds in British gardens, just scroll down and click to hear their song:
Remember to look out for any rare birds in your garden or on your walk. If you're not quite sure, take a photo and look it up when you get home. The RSPB shows a list of all British birds so you can look up the bird(s) you spotted.