RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2020

I decided to complete my RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch first thing on Saturday morning as the weather wasn’t looking good for today at all. I got up early and started my watch at 8am (yes I was one of the people bird watching from the kitchen window in my PJ’s!).

I was pleased to see two more species than last year, but numbers do seem to be down from three years ago. I am assuming it is the mild weather which is keeping them away? 

There had been woodpigeons and the occasional long-tailed tits showing; but not yesterday! It seems to be the theme that a lot of people have been finding; the birds know it is Birdwatch weekend and have gone into hiding! There has been a sparrow hawk in the garden in recent days which could also be a contributing factor as to why there are fewer birds around.

I didn’t take any photos of the birds this year as it was just too dark and gloomy 🙁

 

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

Coal tit

 

 

 

1

2

1

Blue tit

1

2

1

2

2

3

Great tit

2

 

 

1

 

1

Long-tailed tit

 

 

 

 

 

1

Blackbird

2

3

4

7

4

2

Woodpigeon

 

 

4

4

2

 

Goldfinch

5

5

1

7

9

2

Blackcap

 

 

 

1

1

 

Greenfinch

 

 

 

 

1

 

Robin

2

2

 

1

2

2

Collard dove

 

 

 

2

3

1

Starling

2

 

 

3

1

1

House sparrow

2

2

 

3

1

 

Dunnock

2

1

1

1

 

1

Pied wagtail

 

 

 

 

 

1

Siskin

 

 

 

2

 

 

Chaffinch

 

 

1

 

 

 

Total no. of species

8

6

6

13

11

11

Total no. of birds

18

15

12

35

28

16

Weather

Overcast 7 °C

Light cloud, dry

Wind, rain

 

 

 

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