Looking for something fun to do while holed up at home? The RSPB’s recently launched Breakfast Birdwatch could fit the bill

The RSPB has launched a daily Breakfast Birdwatch, taking place between 8am and 9am on weekdays, at a time when many of us would have been commuting to work, doing the school run, or otherwise unable to enjoy the splendour of nature, from the safety of our homes.

Using #BreakfastBirdwatch on social media, the organisation hopes to create a friendly, supportive and engaged community who are able to share what they can see in their gardens, on their balconies, rooftops and spaces from their own homes, all the while keeping within government guidelines in relation to Covid-19.

It is vital that nature can still be enjoyed by as many people as possible, whether keen birders, or those self-isolating. Over the coming weeks, the RSPB will be helping people share their wildlife encounters and provide ideas for things you can do for wildlife close to home.

With the arrival of spring, there is so much incredible nature returning, blooming, growing and thriving outside. During a national crisis, this is even more important.

Throughout the coming weeks, Breakfast Birdwatch will focus on different themes and different species, helping to identify what its supporters have seen and heard, and answering questions along the way.

Users are asked to include #BreakfastBirdwatch when sharing updates, photos, videos, questions and comments
A spokesman for the RSPB said: ‘As outdoor activity remains limited, and with our reserves closed, we believe it is more important than ever to ensure the general public has a powerful connection with the nature on their doorstep.’