Saturday, 28 January 2012

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

It’s that time of year again when we are all asked by the RSPB to spend an hour watching and counting the birds in your garden and then submit the results via the website or snail mail.

I feed the birds year round and am often rewarded with a wide variety of visitors. Long-tailed tits, Black Cap, Chiffchaff, Pheasant, Moorhen, Yellow Hammer and Sparrowhawk are the more unusual ones.

Every year on the last weekend of January, I make sure the feeders are full to overflowing with seeds and peanuts, sultanas are scattered and a fat cake is in the feeding cage, then, I wait.

And wait.

Usually, my regular visitors disappear off the face of the planet, just for the weekend that I’m trying to count them, but this year they were more cooperative and I can submit a count far more representative of my normal garden bird activity.

Don’t forget to do yours!


Andrew W said...

We haven't started counting them here yet although Lucy did a lot of counts and feedback last year.
But I did see a lot out on Wicken Fen today.

A pity that the RSPB don't do more to prevent Wind Turbines from killing birds eh.

Maybe they should make the P be Persecution or Prevention!

Whinge over!

May your viruses diminish as the days pass!

Louise said...

It does make it a little tricky not to lose faith, I admit.

Thanks, I think the white spots on my tonsils are starting to get smaller. And less sore. And my temperature more normal.

I won't get my hopes up though...