Keep your eyes peeled for our feathered friends this weekend by taking part in the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch.
Last year 588 people across Midlothian joined more than 47,000 Scots to count birds in their garden and local parks.
The most common garden visitor in the Midlothian area was the house sparrow with an average of four spotted at any one time.
Since its launch in 1979, the Big Garden Birdwatch has provided RSBP Scotland with important information about changes in numbers of garden birds in winter, and helped alert conservationists to any worrying declines.
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