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Bringing the outside in

09 July 2019 chsw Care

The Somerset Ornithological Society (SOS) has kindly gifted CHSW’s Charlton Farm with a bird feeder camera, allowing staff, children and families to observe the wide variety of bird species that visit its grounds.  

Emma Parker, CHSW Community Fundraiser and a keen twitcher, said “Everyone staying or visiting the hospice is really enjoying watching close-up the birds taking seed from the feeder. We’ve seen a great spotted woodpecker, lots of great tits and blue tits and robins. We’ve set up the screen in the large communal dining room at Charlton Farm so it’s accessible to all.”


SOS Treasurer & BTO Representative, Eve Tigwell, Chairman Roger Dickey and Dick Best, Membership Secretary were given a tour of the hospice by Emma once the equipment was in place. Roger said, “We are delighted that the hospice is already getting so much value from the bird feeder camera. It’s great to see the camera working, with plenty of bird visitors, and to know that the children and their families enjoy watching it. 

“What a fabulous place Charlton Farm is. We were all enlightened by our visit and came away from the afternoon surprisingly uplifted. We look forward to an enduring association with Charlton Farm, sharing a love of birds with children, families and staff alike.”