Big Garden Birdwatch 2018

in #nature4 years ago

So the results of the Big Garden Birdwatch have been released and I'm always interested to compare how my own garden fares against the rest of the country. I posted about this in January when the event took place but I don't think I shared my own results. So, I saw:

  • 7 long tailed tits (44%)
  • 5 house sparrows (31%)
  • 1 blackbird (6%)
  • 1 blue tit (6%)
  • 1 dunnock (6%)
  • 1 woodpigeon (6%)

It was disappointing that my goldfinches didn't make an appearance on the day but I do see them most days. The blackbird, blue tit, sparrows and woodpigeon were obviously fairly typical sightings, but the long tailed tits are less common in the nationwide results. Long tailed tits in fact went up one place compared with last year so perhaps they are doing a bit better these days - or just moving into gardens.

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Did you take part this year? What did you see?

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I didn't know this was a thing! We have a lot of crows, ravens, gulls and pigeons here. I see a lot of house wrens as well.

I hope to see a lot more as spring comes!


Ah so many pigeons! Well sounds like you get a variety of birds as well. Its wuite fun counting them, you notice birds you didnt see before.

A good result I completely forgot about this this year. But there seems to be loads of birds around me. Even saw a woodpecker the other day 💯🐒

Nice one! Woodpecker is a fun spot.

Yer sure was although was not quick enough to get a photo. It kept moving around sure it knew haha 💯🐒

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