Getting ready for the Great British birdwatch of 2016 started on Saturday 30th January, when I made them a bird cake. On Sunday 31st January we filled up all the feeders to make sure that there was plenty of food available.
We were primed and ready to go, all we needed now were the birds!
We had all our usual varieties except the Long Tailed Tits, they decided to stay away today. We didn’t have the numbers of each variety that we normally have, I think with our mild weather, there is plenty of food on the fields next to us, so no need to come searching in gardens. We had to record the number of each variety we saw at any one time, not the overall total otherwise we would be counting the same birds over and over. Our list is as follows-
Bluetits – 5, Great tits – 4, Goldfinch – 2, Blackbird – 2 , Dunnock – 1, Coal tit – 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker – 1, Greenfinch – 1, Wood Pigeon -3, Nuthatch -1, Chaffinch -1, Robin-1.
I must now send in my results, to be added to the national figures, did you take part this weekend if you live in the UK?