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Watch wild birds live on new bird feeder web cam

Goldfinch at a birdfeeder. Photo Derek Moore.
Goldfinch at a birdfeeder. Photo Derek Moore.

[Y]ou can now get close up and personal with the wild birds visiting the feeding station located at Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s wildlife garden at Plumgarths, near Kendal, thanks to a new live web cam. The bird feeder live cam, which has been funded by SITA Trust, is now live on Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s website.

Jamie Normington, Senior Education Officer for Cumbria Wildlife Trust says: “We are very grateful to SITA Trust for enabling us to stream 24-hour wild bird activity live on our website. It’s a great way to engage with people about the diversity of wild birds found in our garden, which includes finches, tits and sparrows, as well as woodpeckers. We’re encouraging those who watch the web cam to join in the conversation about #BirdWatching on social media.  We’d like to know what you see in our garden, as well as wildlife sightings in your own local green spaces.”

Jamie continues: “Garden birds need our help and wildlife gardening is a great way to provide them with the basics they need to survive: food, water and shelter. Hopefully viewers watching our web cam may be inspired to get involved. There is advice on the website about how you can make your own garden or community greenspace wildlife friendly.”

To watch the Cumbria Wildlife Trust wild bird feeder live cam, visit http://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/bird-feeder-live-cam

The garden at the Cumbria Wildlife Trust headquarters at Plumgarths, just outside Kendal is open to visitors and is one of the trust’s nature reserves. This is one of several web cams on the Cumbria Wildlife Trust website. The others, proving popular not just locally but nationally and even internationally, are live streams of ospreys and badgers.

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