England: Watching the Birds Today for the National Survey.

See all the pictures at:



We took part in the RSPB Big Birdwatch this afternoon (26/1/20) https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/01/20/uk-the-big-garden-birdwatch-25-27-january-still-time-to-take-part-and-provide-much-needed-data-over-half-a-million-already-registered-this-year-join-them/   to log all the birds visiting the 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. Lots of visitors over the hour including:


Great Tit

Blue Tit

Long Tailed Tit


House Sparrow


Collared Dove

Magpie and


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


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: