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Saturday, 26 January 2008

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

This weekend is the annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and found me during the hour from 7.40 - 8.40 watching and counting birds in the garden. And this, out of a total of 77 birds in the hour, is what I saw:

Common species Total 63
2 x Blue Tits
2 x Great Tits
28 x Goldfinches
2 x Blackbirds
1 x Robin
4 x Starlings
1 x Woodpigeon
6 x Feral Pigeons
14 x Greenfinches
2 x Chaffinches
1 x Magpie

Scarcer Species Total 14
1 x Blackcap (female)
1 x Brambling (male)
1 x Jay
3 x Siskins (2 males; 1 female)
8 x Ring-necked Parakeets

3 comments:

Eagleseagles said...

Still a Brambling eludes me!


You put Parakeets into Scarcer Species? Here?

or are you speaking for the country!
wink!

haha
C

Pete said...

nice list there. Goldfinches are predicted to enter the top 10 for the first time due to the warm weather

Tricia said...

Ah - didn't attribute the rise in Goldfinch numbers with the rise in temperatures. These are much higher numbers than ever before.

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