I spent an hour yesterday morning sitting in the kitchen watching all the birds coming to the feeders just outside the window, making a note as to how many I saw of each variety at any one time. This weekend is marked as the Great British Birdwatch weekend. I’m so glad I did my count yesterday as the weather was calm and just a bit dull in the morning, today we have a howling gale which is rattling all the roof tiles and I think all the birds might stay safely tucked up in bed if they have any sense!
Some birds were so quick at the feeders, like our resident Raven who loves the fat ball, some didn’t turn up, like our Bull Finches which have been most days this last week and I didn’t catch site of our Wren.
My count for this year is as follows……
Jackdaw 1, Nuthatch 1, Blackbird 3, Robin 2, Great Tit 6, Blue Tit 5, Wood pigeon 2, Goldfinch 2, Greenfinch1, Dunnock 2, Coal Tit 2, Gt. Spotted Woodpecker 1, Chaffinch 1, Long Tailed Tit 3.
If you are in the UK, did you do your count yesterday or will you be doing it today? I must now send my findings into the RSPB website so they can collate them all and see how each species is coping in our changing climate.