Sunday, 27 January 2008

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

We spent today on the allotment doing the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. This provides valuable information to help the RSPB and others find out more about our garden birds. We chose one hour over the weekend and counted the number of birds that landed on the allotment. We had to be careful only to record the highest number of each species that we saw at any one time (not the total number that we saw - as some birds may visit several times over the hour)

I do not often sit for an hour just to watch the birds and it was interesting to see the interactions between them, and to see how many species visited our allotment.

We saw

1 Blackbird
1 Blue Tit
1 Chaffinch
1 Dunnock
3 Great Tits
2 Long tailed Tits
1 Magpie
2 Robins
Here is one in the distance, I wish I had taken my camera today....

2 Woodpigeons
2 Wrens
3 Bullfinches

and the bank voles too!

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