Author Topic: Big Garden Birdwatch  (Read 28228 times)


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Re: Big Garden Birdwatch
« Reply #100 on: 27 January, 2024, 06:49:32 pm »
Sparrows - 5
Dunnock - 1
Blackbird - 1
Collared dove - 2
Blue tits 2
Coal tits - 1
Jackdaws  - bloody loads.

For some reason our resident robin and wren failed to appear, as did any of our other regular visitors.
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Re: Big Garden Birdwatch
« Reply #101 on: 28 January, 2024, 10:27:24 am »
As usual most of the resident feathery things bugger off for the BGB. But we did a little better than our usual score of 1 robin.

2 long tailed tits
I blue tit
2 house sparrows
1 robin
There's no vibrations, but wait.


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Re: Big Garden Birdwatch
« Reply #102 on: 28 January, 2024, 12:30:10 pm »
2024 scores.

Blue tit2
Feral pigeon8
Carrion crow2

No sparrows, great tits, coal tits or goldfinches  :(


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Re: Big Garden Birdwatch
« Reply #103 on: 28 January, 2024, 02:48:40 pm »
11 Sparrow
1 Coal Tit
2 Blackbird
2 Great Tit
1 Robin
2 Dunnock
6 Chaffinch
1 Blue Tit
2 Collared Dove
1 Yellowhammer
9 Starling

Re: Big Garden Birdwatch
« Reply #104 on: 26 February, 2024, 02:34:59 pm »
A couple of years ago they changed the rules of the garden watch slightly and now we are only allowed to log birds that actually land in our garden. This year there were (frustratingly) 30+ starling feeding in next door's garden, and although these flew into and out of their garden via my garden's airspace, none stopped in our garden until after the hour was up. Little bustards.
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