No surprises this year, but I was delighted to see 3x Dunnocks and 2x Robins for my one hour’s bird count for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2014. Naturally, numbers were down as expected but they were however a reasonable reflection of bird species visiting the garden just now so I was happy 🙂 Sunday,… Read More No crowds… but a fair tally
A warm welcome please for our acrobatic cast members… The Blue Tit Parus caeruleus The Great Tit Parus major The Coal Tit Parus ater This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in December 2013.
… in my Perthshire garden that is. The time slot was on the early side yesterday at 8:15am-9:15am. Blackbirds, Blue tits, a Robin and a Dunnock appeared as expected. However, I did think it was a bit early for the Finches but for once the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch pulled out a surprise! Quite unexpected… Read More The Siskins have it for 2012
RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2012 Register, Download counting sheet, How to take part Events near you, Friendly community group,Share your photos, #Birdwatch on Twitter Little brown birds in your garden? This post was by Shirley at shirls gardenwatch in January 2012.
Results for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch for 2011 were published back in March. The graphic way the RSPB have chosen to illustrate and compare the stats makes it a good read too. You can get the full PDF list here. Although a tad late, perhaps this is a good time to be posting this… Read More Top 10 UK Garden Birds 2011
There has been no shortage of birds visiting my garden recently. Juvenile Goldfinches are still the birds of the moment. Perhaps I should sit down and do a bird count for an hour at the weekend. Lol… the odds are that it will be strangely quiet then 😉Back at the end of January I was… Read More Top 10 UK Garden Birds 2010
For anyone, from the record breaking over half a million people from the UK, who took part with the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch in January 2009 the results are now out. I am guessing these lists may be of interest to others in Europe and other parts of the world too. Below I have listed… Read More Top 10 UK Garden Birds 2009
Before listing the results of my Big Garden Birdwatch taken at the weekend I’d like to take a moment to introduce the RSPB to visitors outside the UK. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is a registered charity. In 1904, only 15 years after being founded, it was granted its Royal Charter. Okay,… Read More The RSPB & Birdwatch Results
The feeders are full but the food isn’t going down. Just where have all the birds gone? Well, many in my garden have been hiding in my hedge over the weekend. You can see the brave species that have appeared out in the open in my bird count table below. Mm… it is eerily quiet… Read More Weekend bird counts
Let’s start with the plants. Well, as you can see below they have a small covering of snow. It had been forecasted to fall overnight but it was still a surprise to open blinds this morning and see it covering the garden. I love to see the look of this sort of amount – not… Read More Updates galore