The RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch took place over the weekend. It was raining and windy which seems to put some birds off from visiting garden feeders. Unusually I didn’t see any sparrows at all this year.
Another thing that may have put some of the birds off was the presence of the sparrowhawk, I captured a blurry image of her on the camera trap.
There were at least 8 different blackbirds.
Rock/feral pigeons = 11
Chaffinches = 3
Collared doves = 2
Wood pigeons = 2
Starling = 1
Magpie = 1
Dunnock = 1
Robin = 1
Wren = 1
Blue tit = 1
Great tit = 1
Black cap = 1
I was very disappointed that the great spotted woodpecker, jackdaws and crows didn’t turn up. Although more than anything I’m wondering what I have done to upset the sparrows as they were the most sighted bird by others.
The hedgehogs are still hibernating, but the squirrels are as frisky as ever.
Here are my results interpreted by the RSPB.
Here are the RSPB nationwide results so far.
Apologies for the poor quality pictures, bird photography is not my forte!