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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


Eagleseagles said...

Still a Brambling eludes me!

You put Parakeets into Scarcer Species? Here?

or are you speaking for the country!


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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