Best Big Garden Bird Watch so far

The Big Garden Bird Watch 2018 turned out to be the best one I’ve done so far.

Despite drizzling with rain to start with, there were still plenty of birds around.

Here’s my list of the birds that actually landed in my garden between 8.30am and 9.30am

2 Doves                                                                                        2 Robins

6 Jackdaws                                                                                  6 House Sparrows

3 Blackbirds (1 female, 2 male)                                               2 Magpies

3 Great tits                                                                                  4 Wood pigeons

2 Chaffinches (1 male, 1 female)                                            12 Long tailed tits

3 Dunnocks                                                                                 8 Blue tits

1 Greater spotted woodpecker                                                2 Coal tits

14 species           56 Birds

As well as the birds that landed in the garden I spotted fly overs by

1 Raven                                                                                    1 Cattle Egret

1 Red Kite                                                                                18 Canada Geese

1 Buzzard

The most exciting part was when a fox trotted through the garden. I think he was heading for the pond for a drink as I often find fox poo on the stones that surround the pond.

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. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. 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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8 Responses to Best Big Garden Bird Watch so far

  1. Ali says:

    Lovely photos!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Tony says:

    A Cattle Egret. What a good fly-by tick that is at any time of year.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. zanyzigzag says:

    So many birds – that’s amazing!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. ljaynature says:

    wow!! a great bird watch and how exciting to see the fox. I only see our foxes on my camera in the middle of the night so it must be great to see one during the day

    Liked by 1 person

  5. ramblingratz says:

    That’s a good haul 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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