Here Is Something We Can All Do In A World That Has Gone Mad

Robin at RSPB Conwy

Take a moment to watch a bird today, any bird, here a Robin.

Watching the television and looking at Social Media it is currently very easy to become really depressed, hard to find good news. Our democracy is under threat, our climate in chaos, our “protected” birds are slaughtered, our migrant birds are being shot and trapped, we are destroying the very planet we depend on for life. So many people are rude and insulting openly emboldened by the current hate speech of “leaders” it is so easy to be dragged down by it all.

Cork oak woodland

Find a green space, a garden, a park, a wood anywhere and watch birds.

But we have a great weapon to counteract this awful mess, birds and wildlife. Take some time, each day if you can, to stop the madness and take a look at nature. Get outside away from the bombardment of the crazy world and pause to look at birds, wildlife and greenery. By watching birds we can shut out all the “noise” of the awful stuff and celebrate the creature we watch. You are concentrating but on something beautiful and interesting and by doing so it puts all the other stuff on pause, all be it temporarily. By taking time out as often as you can it is great for your mental health and wellbeing. You don’t have to go anywhere special to do this or see rare birds, any green space even in the biggest city will have some birds. Watch a Robin hopping about on a lawn, really watch it, don’t just think Robin and move on. Take a few momnets to really see it and enjoy it. This is a really great way to calm your brain and put the chaos of modern life to one side. If you get into birdwatching more and more this watching of our regular birds will also pay dividends as you will become very familiar with the birds in your area. This familiarity will help greatly to identify new birds that you may encounter as you will have a library of familiar species to compare your new bird with.

It is easy to do, give it a go, find a green space and look around and watch whatever wildlife you come across and really watch it, you will feel so much better. Then repeat and even better take a friend, a work colleague or family member to share it with. Today introduce someone you know to birds and wildlife – make their life better – it really is that simple. Listen to a Robin singing in a city street, now doesn’t that sound good, share it with someone even better. If more people pause to take in birds and wildlife the world will be a much better place. By caring for nature more people will speak up for that nature and perhaps we can turn this mess into a much better world?

We would love you to join us on our Birdwatching Trips, please see our tours pages and if you have any questions at all please fire away here….

We look forward to enjoying wonderful birds in beautiful places with you soon!

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