The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch has crept up on me fast this year; I can’t believe it is the end of January already! Maybe it is the mild weather that has fooled me into thinking we are not already one third of the way through winter!
As always I like to compare my results from previous years, I wasn’t surprised that bird numbers were low again this year; only 6 species again. We normally see some woodpigeon and feral pigeon but not today! What I do know is we have had an increased number of cats in the garden, in particular new young ones that sit under the feeder. I thought they sat there to attack the birds but today I noticed a wood mouse that appears from next doors garden to feed on the dropped food.
On the up side there have been blue tits looking in the nest boxes and I think they have been using them as roosts. Unfortunately we don’t have cameras in the boxes so I don’t know for sure. Fingers crossed they occupy both boxes again in Spring.
|Total no. of species||6||6||13||11||11|
|Total no. of birds||15||12||35||28||16|
|Weather||Light cloud, dry||Wind, rain|
In the garden throughout the year we have still had regular visits from hedgehogs and the fox, hopefully their visits will continue this year as well 🙂
I took a few photos through the kitchen window of this year’s Birdwatch attendees…