So it’s time for the RSPB Great Garden Birdwatch again. I set aside an hour this morning to see who is visiting our back yard, made a big mug of tea and settled down with my note-book and camera. If you want to see last year’s results they are here.
The idea is that you mark down each visit to your garden from a bird over the hour. This probably means that some visitors get recorded more than once, but short of DNA testing the little blighters I can’t see a better way of doing it.
The results are:
Blue Tit: 8
Great Tit: 5
Wood Pigeon: 2
Collared Dove: 7
Quite a big change from last year with a welcome increase in the number of chaffinches.
Typically as soon as the hour was up a bunch of magpies turned up, but they didn’t count.