Big Garden Birdwatch

Posted on January 29, 2017 in Outdoors.

Every year the RSPB run their Big Garden Birdwatch. A nationwide project in which you spend an hour counting the birds that come in to your garden. The idea is to get a number of the most birds you see of each type at any one time.

This gives the RSPB a good idea of bird populations throughout the UK. How are different birds thriving, falling in numbers, or moving around the country. According to the website it's the worlds biggest wildlife survey.

Laura and I spent an hour looking out for different birds in our garden this morning, and I took an opportunity to take some photos after.

If you're interested here are our results.

  • 11 Goldfinches
  • 7 House sparrows
  • 5 Siskins
  • 3 Chaffinches
  • 3 Starlings
  • 2 Blue tits
  • 2 Collared doves
  • 2 Dunnocks
  • 2 Great tits
  • 2 Jackdaws
  • 1 Blackbird
  • 1 Coal tit
  • 1 Lesser redpoll
  • 1 Robin

The photos I took this morning are on Flickr, and are under a Creative Commons license. Feel free to use them if you like.