It’s the RSPB British Great Garden Birdwatch this weekend. You pick an hour then record the highest number of each bird species which lands in your garden at any one time. You then record the numbers on the RSPB Birdwatch page. RSPB then use the data to monitor the population sizes and distribution of birds in the UK. For example the surveys have highlighted that Starling numbers have dropped by 81% since 1979. Clear time for action.
Well I hope that my Birdwatch goes better than last year. On the Saturday I picked my hour and sat down with a cup of coffee. In one hour my extensive bird list was as follows
Couldn’t believe it not one pigging bird. So I tried again on the Sunday and yes the Squirrel was back but at least I got some birds this time.