RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch

Saturday, January 27th 2018

Volunteers arrived this morning with binoculars ready, to carry out the Bird Watch. 

Bird Watching

Not long after the hour had begun, Sparrowhawk flew through the garden and it took a little while for the birds to reappear.  But with watchers also in the kitchen checking the feeders our list soon grew.

Bird Watching

The final quarter of an hour saw us add Wood pigeon, Nuthatch and Jay to our list.

Bird Watching

Only two Blackbirds were seen,


but seven Coal Tits were counted feeding.

Coal Tit

Blue Tit was recorded with the highest number, eight, with Great Tit and Coal Tit following closely behind with seven sightings. Seventeen different species were observed.

Unfortunately we could not count the two Buzzards being harried by the corvids as they did not drop into the garden!  Neither did the Moorhen, that can often be seen feasting under the feeders.

Thank you to everyone who helped today.  The results will be sent off to the RSPB and they will also make the first recording in the Species List for 2018.

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