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PEOPLE across Hampshire are being asked to record the animals they see in their gardens.

The RSPB survey, called Make Your Nature Count, takes place from now until to June 10.

Not only is the RSPB asking people to record birds, it also wants to know about some of the other wildlife visiting gardens, such as hedgehogs, squirrels, deer and for the first time ever, slow-worms.

Last year more than 3,000 people across the county took part in the survey. It revealed that blackbirds are the most frequent garden visitor, being recorded in 95 per cent of all gardens in Hampshire.

Other visitors included frogs, which were seen in 32 per cent of the county’s gardens, closely followed by bats in nearly 30 per cent. Visit rspb.org.uk/naturecount