Course overview

Do you like watching the birds go about their day in your garden? Perhaps you would like to know more about them. Join WEA tutor Jane Williams who will be taking a charming, Boxing Day look at the birds you can see in your garden in the Christmas break, and how you can encourage more to come and visit you. Special emphasis on the Christmas Robin! Voted Britain’s favourite bird year in, year out. So, if you need a break from the festivities or just to have a chat with like-minded individuals, join Jane on this special, one-off session. Everybody is welcome.

Course description

Join tutor Jane Williams on Boxing Day, as she takes a look at the common garden birds you might see in the Christmas period, and how to encourage them to visit your garden more. Who doesn’t enjoy watching our native birds and some visiting ones, with their various colours, calls and songs, flitting about in our own back yards? Some of these will be winter visitors such as the Fieldfare, some will be present all year round, such as the “Christmas” Robin. Why is it associated with Christmas and winter, anyway?

Discussion of what you see in your own garden will be very welcome, and with attendees potentially from all over the country, we may have quite a variety of interesting sightings. You may wish to share photos if you have them, bring them along or upload them to Canvas. This one-off session will be delivered online through our virtual classroom-Canvas. It is open to all, particularly those who find the Festive season a challenging, overwhelming or lonely time. Places fill fast, so sign up quickly!

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