Remember to spend an hour counting the birds in your garden this weekend so you can take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. Register your results at www.rspb.org.uk. It’s a great excuse to just sit and do nothing but enjoy the birds. Count the maximum number of birds of each species you see at any one time. You’re not looking for anything particularly unusual; the RSPB want numbers of all birds – common or not. I saw robin, great and blue tit, blackbird, wren and nuthatch. It all helps to keep the RSPB informed about what’s happening with the nations’ birds.