England: 26/1/20 – Doing Our Bit Today To Help With UK Garden Bird Survey.

England

 

We took part in the RSPB Big Birdwatch this afternoon (26/1/20)

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to log all the birds visiting the (our) garden; just an hors monitoring selected at random over this weekend; but all the results from around the UK are sent in and analysed to put together a national ‘map’ of which bird species are on the increase or in decline.

Our hour started off really well with a visit by a Great Spotted Woodpecker – managed to grab a couple of quick, bad shots of him having a feast on the peanuts.

 

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Lots of visitors over the hour including (more professional photos below) :

 

Woodpecker

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Great Tit

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Blue Tit

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Long Tailed Tit

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Robin

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House Sparrow

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Starling

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Collared Dove

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Magpie and

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Blackbird.

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It started to rain about half way through, which did not help; but we have now completed the results paperwork and it will be posted over the next few days.

An enjoyable hour just watching all the birds in the garden – amd knowing that your own watch results contribute to helping with the national survey of birds in the country. Would very much recommend –

Regards Mark

 

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