Sunday, 29 January 2012

Big Garden Birdwatch

It’s been the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend. Sadly I am rather hampered as far as this event goes by not having a garden (sorry if it seems like I’m going on about this a lot). So I took a short walk to my local park, Cherry Tree Wood, and did the hour there. Looking back at my notes (see below) I could’ve sworn there were more Blue Tits and Great Tits. I certainly heard many of them. But the survey is based on what you see at the end of the day.

The highlight was the Wren, which was perched on a branch just yards from me and gave off a burst of song before flying away.

Great Tit x2
Feral Pigeon x20
Blue Tit x2
Long-tailed Tit x1
Woodpigeon x1
Song Thrush x1
Robin x2
Magpie x1
Wren x1
Blackbird x1 (m)
Chaffinch x5 (2m, 3f)