RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch (my results)

Over the weekend of January the 24th and 25th it was the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch ( I know I’m rather late in posting this! 🙂 ).

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I have taken part in quite a few of these and this one was no different. Basically you watch the birds in your garden or local park for 1 hour and write down which species you see and how many. This is a great way to collect data and find out the state of nature each year and whether or not certain species have risen or declined over that year. It is also great fun and it can also encourage people to get involved in nature. 🙂

Here are my results:

  • Blackbirds – 2
  • Blue tits – 2
  • Chaffinch – 1
  • Collared Dove – 3
  • Dunnock – 1
  • Greenfinch – 1
  • Magpie – 2
  • Sparrow – 10
  • Starling – 4
  • Robin – 1
  • Wood Pigeon – 2
  • Wren – 1

All in all 30 birds and 12 different species, not bad but there were some that didn’t show up which are usual garden visitors like: Pied Wagtail, Goldfinches and Long Tailed Tits

Here are some of the pics I took, I hope you enjoy. 😉

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Great tit in our tree; he came regularly to the feeders.

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Our very friendly blackbird. Recently we have had about 4 or 5 in our garden but he’s the bravest and knows where and when the food comes out in the morning! 😀

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We have quite a lot of Starlings that are very noisy around the ground and hanging feeders; their fascinating to watch though! 🙂

I hope you liked this and sorry this post is late. It’s enormous fun to watch the birds and it also helps my photography skills too!

If you did the Big Garden Birdwatch how did you get on, did you have more birds in your garden this year than the last year? 🙂

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