So I had planned to do my Big Garden Birdwatch on Saturday morning, what I hadn’t expected was the rain! I have to admit I’ve done two counts this weekend and submitted the best! The reason being neither was a good representation of the normal garden visitors. Saturday afternoon are the figures I have used. Sunday morning only produced 3 individual birds and 2 species!!! As you can see this years numbers are well down on previous years. The wind and rain really has affected numbers, if it had been last weekend I would have had all the regulars plus 4 greenfinches and a siskin too!! Lets hope next year the weather is kinder.
|Total no. of species||6||13||11||11|
|Total no. of birds||12||35||28||16|
In addition to the birds in the garden in the past 12 months there have been hedgehogs, a fox and a squirrel visit. All of whom get fed – the fox helps herself to anything that has been left by the birds or the hedgehogs in the summer!