Garden Birdwatch

Saturday, January 24th 2015

This morning volunteers arrived to carry out the RSPB Garden Birdwatch.  Whilst getting prepared and checking the birds in the back garden a cry went up 'A Brambling!'.  Binoculars came out, directions were given - at the back, near the feeder, on the cut tree trunk, left a bit - and sure enough, a Brambling, the first of the winter.

The hour started and the birds were recorded.

Volunteers bird couting

Nuthatch, Blackbird and Bullfinch were on the list when the Long Tailed Tits arrived, all seven of them.  This photograph, taken through the window, does include all seven of them!

Long Tailed Tits

 A Robin also made an appearance.

Robin

At the end of the hour 16 species had been recorded, unfortunately the Brambling was not seen again!  Thank you to eveyone who took part.

Goldfinch had not made an appearance in the back garden, but they were sighted feeeding in Larch, near the moorland. 

Goldfinch feeding on Larch seeds


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