Hints and tips for beginner bird watchers
Jeff Clarke, an experienced ecologist, bird watcher and friend of Chester Zoo, has provided us with some hints and tips for budding bird watchers.
As part of our Wildlife Connections campaign we're asking you to help protect our precious local wildlife. And wildlife recording is just one of the many ways you can help UK wildlife.
The best place to start bird watching is in your own garden, local park on nearest open space. Simply watching birds regularly can give you access to plenty of wonderful species. For more information on how you can make your garden more bird-friendly have a look at our guides and resources here.
One of the best ways to improve your bird watching skills is to join like-minded people who will be happy to share their hints and tips. There are many local clubs and groups, like the Chester RSPB group.
While practicing your bird watching skills, can you spot this summer UK visitor - the wheatear?
Don't forget to record what you see, here.