Sunday, 31 January 2016

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch & Garden birds

This weekend saw the annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, which was as frustrating as ever when finally getting my hour and the birds fail to show! It would have been better to make up my hour in 20 minutes stints over the whole weekend I think!

I ended up doing my hour on Sunday morning and these were the results submitted

Blackbird 2
Blue Tit 2
Robin 2
Great Tit 2
House Sparrow 1
Bullfinch 1

Despite these low results my garden has been flourishing bird wise in recent weeks in fact about half an hour after i'd done the Birdwatch, it was hit with 11 Long Tailed Tits and 2 Coal Tits. Typical.

The result i'm most pleased about is the Bullfinch, which showed up for the first time ever in my garden on Saturday with two others - 2f & 1m. They hung around on and off all day & I was hoping they'd still be here today, in the end only 1 of the females was but still, it was good of it to make an appearance during my hour.

I'm regularly getting the above birds along with Goldfinch, Collard Doves, Sparrowhawk, Magpies. I used to get Dunnocks and Woodpigeons but have seen neither in quite some time.

Here are a few photos taken this year, all through the window (which needs a good clean) and yes the feeder does have a bit of a lean thanks to a battering from next doors cat making a leap for some lunch (and luckily failing)!


  1. How lovely to get Bullfinch in your garden, have seen them at the park during winter, but they are not a common bird round here..
    Amanda xx

    1. It's always great to get something new in the garden :) and no they aren't common here either! x