Posted 18th February 2021

To celebrate Northamptonshire garden birds, five star housebuilders Barratt and David Wilson Homes has launched a digital bird quiz to encourage people to learn more about where their feathered friends live.

Like property seekers, birds need homes, and this quiz aims to highlight how residents in the county can help to provide a space for wildlife in their gardens.

The launch of the quiz coincides with National Nestbox Week, which runs from 14th to the 21st February and encourages people to create homes for birds, whether these are built from scratch or bought from a shop.

It comes as part of the leading housebuilder’s commitment to making wildlife friendly developments and celebrates its national partnership with the RSPB.

Each entrant of the quiz will be able to learn more about their feathered friends as they’re asked to match common birds to their perfect homes. They will also be given the chance to enter a prize draw, meaning they could win RSPB vouchers of up to £100.

Alison Raine, Sales Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Northampton, said: “As a leading housebuilder, we know that home is where the heart is and that’s true for all types of residents, human or otherwise!

“We recognise that different people live in homes of all styles, shapes and sizes, and it’s the same for our feathered friends, so we want to celebrate this with our nature quiz and help to educate people about what birds they can attract into their garden.

“This kind of activity is just one of many that we undertake to do more for nature, not least our long-term partnership with the RSPB, so it’s great that we can get all generations involved in learning about their surroundings.”

To take part in the quiz, please visit: https://birdhousequiz.co.uk/

There are many ways that residents in the county can help the birds in their garden, such as providing a regular supply of clean water by using a bird bath, providing nestboxes and putting the right bird seed out including flaked maize, sunflower hearts.

To find out more and get some handy tips on how to make your garden more wildlife friendly, please visit the RSPB website at www.rspb.org.uk.

Barratt Homes is currently building properties in Northamptonshire at Lyveden Fields in Corby, Lake View at Priors Hall Park in Corby, Glenvale Park in Wellingborough, The Nurseries in Thrapston and Overstone Gate in Overstone.

David Wilson Homes is also building properties in Northamptonshire at The Nurseries and Overstone Gate, as well as at The Avenue in Overstone, The Wickets in Earls Barton, Bertone Gardens in Hanwood Park and Duston Gardens in Duston.

For further information about any nearby developments, please call the Barratt Homes sales team on 033 3355 8481 or the David Wilson Homes sales team on 033 3355 8486. Alternatively, you can visit www.barratthomes.co.uk or www.dwh.co.uk.