National Nest Box Week: Bedfordshire Homebuilder Re-Tweets Online Quiz

It's National Nest Box Week (14th to 21st February) and Bedfordshire homeowners are being encouraged to to test their knowledge on garden birds.
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In light of National Nest Box Week (14th to 21st February), Barratt and David Wilson Homes are encouraging Bedfordshire homeowners to flock to its online quiz to test their knowledge on garden birds.

Following the success of the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, the five star housebuilders have once again shared its Bird House Quiz for homeowners to learn more about their feathered friends, with RSPB vouchers worth up to £100 to be won.

Garden birds need a safe place to raise their chicks, and the online quiz shows how residents can open their gardens and give them a home for the season. Prizes to be won are designed to help homeowners make their own gardens wildlife-friendly and do their bit for nature’s neighbours.

A garden nest box for starlingsA garden nest box for starlings
A garden nest box for starlings

It comes as part of Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ commitment to supporting wildlife on developments and celebrating its national partnership with the RSPB.

Each entrant of the quiz will be able to learn more about a range of birds as they’re asked to match common species to the homes that suit their needs.

Alison Raine, Sales Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes, said: “As part of our long-term partnership with the RSPB, we always try to give nature a home at our developments and create new habitats. Alongside National Nest Box Week, we hope this quiz can encourage all generations to learn more about wildlife and nature.”

National Nest Box Week is organised by the British Trust for Ornithology and aims to encourage more people to help the birds by putting up nest boxes.

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BG - 1040784 - Blue tit Parus caeruleus, juvenile, perched on garden trellis with flowering honeysuc

With RSPB vouchers up for grabs for seven winners, homeowners can make their garden inviting for birds, in addition to other wildlife such as hedgehogs, bees and butterflies.

When looking to place a nest box in a garden, it’s important to find a sheltered, shady location, preferably facing north through east to south-east to avoid prevailing winds and strong direct sunlight. Nest boxes also need to be kept out of reach of cats and other predators.

There are many ways that residents in the county can help the birds in their garden, such as providing a regular supply of clean water by using a bird bath, providing nest boxes and putting the right bird seed out including flaked maize, sunflower hearts.

To test your knowledge, visit the homebuilders’ Bird House Quiz website and enter the prize draw by Friday 23rd February 2024.

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