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Big Garden Birdwatch 29-31 January

World’s largest bird survey this January, organised by RSPB, all you need to do is just pick an hour between 29 and 31 January, count the birds and submit the results. More details at



  • chickychicky Posts: 10,379
    I’ll be counting tomorrow 🐦🐤🦅🦜🕊🦩
  • Mark-EMark-E Posts: 182
    Us too 😊 but the birds never seem to show up when we want them to!
  • herbaceousherbaceous Posts: 2,314
    Had a marvellous day in the garden yesterday, planting, potting, sorting and being tracked by the robin. Decided to do the Birdwatch today and woke up to a deluge!  Its dark and the rain shows no sign of stopping so I may rethink the timing as I would be relaxing watching an empty garden just now 
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,854
    There was a bird singing its head off outside my bedroom late last night, I think probably a robin. Bet he wouldn't show up if I did the birdwatch.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Just had my daughter on the phone after she finished her hour with the grandkids. She wanted help identifying a bird which apparently was "sparrow sized, brown with a darker coloured back and yellow stripes on its wings". Any suggestions?
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,429
     Greenfinch ?

  • I have recieved my bird pack and I am all organised to sit and see who visits my garden. Looking forward to it 
  • AnniD said:
     Greenfinch ?

    Thanks. That was one of my suggestions - she is going to look at some pictures to check.
  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 4,841
    A female chaffinch? 
  • Thanks @purplerallim. I did suggest that to her as well!
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