RSPB Big Garden Bird watch

Each year the RSPB run The Big Garden Bird Watch. The idea is to watch and record the birds in your garden for an hour anytime over this weekend.

The Big Garden Bird Watch has been running since 1979 and all the data collected helps the RSPB see how birds and other garden wildlife is doing.

I decided to do my hour at 9am this morning. It was quite cold and overcast during the first half an hour, then it began to rain during the second half.

The highlight of the Bird Watch was a Redpoll coming on to one of the feeders. Unfortunately our 20+ Long tailed tits didn’t turn up during the hour. Three Dunnocks spent the whole hour chasing and displaying around the garden, while the Blue tits who have been quite happy to share the feeders over the past few months are now starting to become noisier and bossy, showing that spring is nearly here.

The Oxford Mail ran an article about the RSPB Big Garden Bird watch

IMG_5688During the hour my birds were

  • 1 Wren
  • 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • 1 Redpoll
  • 1 Greenfinch
  • 1 Chaffinch
  • 18 Blue tits
  • 4 Great tits
  • 3 Dunnocks
  • 1 Coal tit
  • 3 Wood Pigeons
  • 1 Collared Dove
  • 1 Robin
  • 3 Blackbirds
  • 2 Jackdaws



About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. I am a keen amateur photographer using a Canon SX60 HS. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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