The Big Garden Birdwatch 2017


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The Big Garden Birdwatch 2017

The RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch happens this weekend, 28th to the 30th January. It is the World’s largest wildlife survey.

To take part all you need to do is download your free Big Garden Birdwatch pack from the RSPB Website and spend an hour watching the birds in your garden.

Did you know, 8,262,662 birds were counted in 2016 and 519,000 people took part in the UK?

The top birds of 2016 were:

  1. House Sparrow
  2. Starling
  3. Bluetit
  4. Blackbird
  5. Wood Pigeon
  6. Goldfinch
  7. Chaffinch
  8. GreatTit
  9. Robin
  10. Long-tailed Tit

I was pleased to see the Long-tailed Tits in the top 10 birds as they are my favourite birds. I was surprised that Robins were at number 9 and Wrens were not in the Top 10, as they are always busy little birds in our garden.

There is lots more information on the RSPB website.

Happy Bird Watching.

Winter Robin

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The image used in the header of this blog post is copyright The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).

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