RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

This weekend just gone, was the annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.  This is where the public are asked to watch their garden for an hour and record which birds visit.  A form is filled in online or you can send a form in.  All information is collated and there is a report later in the year, which gives a nationwide view of garden bird distribution.

Its a great thing to do because it gets loads of people interested.  However, I’m not too sure of the scientific credibility of it?  Anybody???

My count was done on Sunday and I didn’t get as many birds as I have done on other days.

Blue tit 2

Great tit 2

Bullfinch 2

House Sparrows 10

Dunnock 1

Blackbird 2

Brambling 1

Goldfinch 1

Robin 1

Greenfinch 2

Collared Dove

Long tailed tit 3

Coal tit 1

Actually, I suppose I did get most of the species I usually get, but not as many.  I didn’t get any Starlings which is unusual or any Wood Pigeon, or Magpies or Chaffinch.

Anybody else????



One response

  1. Hi Helen, We have an annual count sponsored by the Audubon Society that is held at Christmas time. I have not participated but hope to in coming years. I am glad you do participate in the count you have in your locality. I think that this is semi-scientific and gives a good estimate of the numbers of each species seen. Have a wonderful day!

    February 2, 2011 at 1:49 pm

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