Posts tagged with ‘RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch’

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2014

I got 19 species this year, which equals my previous best. blue tit × 4 great tit × 3 long-tailed tit × 2 coal tit × 1 chaffinch × 3 greenfinch × 1 dunnock × 2 robin × 3 nuthatch × 1 blackbird × 2 redwing × 1 song thrush × 1 ring-necked parakeet × […]

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2013

This year’s list: robin × 3 blackbird × 2 dunnock × 2 great tit × 2 blue tit × 4 coal tit chaffinch × 3 siskin × 3 carrion crow ring-necked parakeet × 2 starling × 2 pigeon × 4 woodpigeon Which is pretty terrible, frankly. The siskins were a pleasant surprise, but I’m missing long-tailed tit, goldfinch, magpie, jay, song thrush, both woodpeckers, wren, […]

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2012

It’s time for some citizen science again. I got 19 species, which turns out to equal my previous best. Not that I saw anything very surprising; it was mainly that I didn’t miss any of the very common species. As usual, the counts are for the maximum present at any one time. feral pigeon × 5 woodpigeon × […]

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2011

It’s that time of year again. Time for some citizen science! I got off to a great start with two siskins, and ended up with a respectable 17 species: Blue Tit × 6 Great Tit × 4 Long-tailed Tit × 3 Chaffinch × 5 Greenfinch × 7 Goldfinch × 3 Siskin × 2 Dunnock Robin Blackbird Nuthatch × 2 Woodpigeon × 2 Feral Pigeon […]

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2010

That time of year again, the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, one of the world’s biggest exercises in citizen science. The usual drill: one hour of birding in the garden, with the counts being the maximum seen at one time. blue tit × 3 great tit × 2 coal tit long-tailed tit chaffinch × 3 goldfinch woodpigeon × […]

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2009

My list for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch: Blue tit 3 Great tit 2 Long-tailed tit 2 Chaffinch 2 Robin 2 Dunnock 1 Magpie 1 Carrion crow 4 Green woodpecker 1 Town pigeon 4 Woodpigeon 2 Sparrowhawk 1 Which is basically pretty rubbish — it was very quiet today — but is livened up by a […]

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2008

It’s that time of year again. I haven’t been looking forward to it particularly because it has just been a rubbish year for birds in the garden. I don’t know why. I’m not sure we’ve ever had quite as many birds since we moved all the feeders onto a pole in open space nearer the […]

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2007

I did the annual RSPB garden birdwatch yesterday. This was my third time and by far my worst list yet. Not because of any catastrophic decline in birds, but just because I had a rather dud hour. It didn’t help that I did it at midday, which is never the best time for birds. Despite […]

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2006

If you’re in the UK, there’s still time to do the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2006 this weekend. Just watch your garden or local park for an hour, record all the bird species and what the maximum number you saw at one time was, and submit the results to the RSPB. This year I saw: […]

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2005

I just took part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2005. If you’re living in Britain, there’s still time to take part – you can do it today or tomorrow. My list (numbers are maximum seen at once): great tit – 4 blue tit – 9 coal tit – 1 greenfinch – 2 chaffinch – […]