Big Garden Birdwatch

What  a beautiful morning to sit and watch our garden birds! An hour spent birdwatching from 8.15am produced 10 species, the star being a colourful nuthatch which paid a couple of visits to the mixed seed feeder. Not so many species as last year though, no doubt due to the much milder winter this year and availability of natural food elsewhere – two plump wood pigeons were spotted feasting happily on the holly berries in a neighbouring garden. The commonest birds spotted were blue tits closely followed by great tits but our friendly little garden wren decided to remain hidden and the starlings preferred to sit in the sunshine on the tops of faraway trees rather than visit our fat ball feeder as they did yesterday. All data is valuable though and I shall be sending off our results shortly to http://www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch. Happy birdwatching!

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