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Big Garden Birdwatch 28-30 January 2022

The Big Garden Birdwatch will be next month, and I thought yesterday I need to exercise. The images are not the best, as I have only a 200mm tele lens, but hopefully you can help me to identify them.
I already used https://www.lovethegarden.com/uk-en/article/19-common-british-birds-you-can-find-your-garden

On the left, this should be a finch.



This one looks like a blackbird to me.



I didn't get this fella from the front.



The common Blue Tit



Many thanks in advance.

Keep in mind, from tonight, the sunset delays now 1 minutes a day and after the 2nd of January, the sunrise will be 1 minute earlier again. We are getting there  :)
Being a German, after living in the UK for many years, my English is still far from being perfect, but I always do my best.
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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,863
    Good morning Simone. The larger of your two birds is a starling and I think that the smaller bird is a dunnock.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Simone_in_WiltshireSimone_in_Wiltshire WiltshirePosts: 169
    Good morning @Ladybird4, thanks a lot 👍
    Being a German, after living in the UK for many years, my English is still far from being perfect, but I always do my best.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,429
    edited December 2021
    Pretty sure that smaller of the two birds in the first pic is a female housesparrow. 
    😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,138
    We’ll be lucky to see anything - we’ve had nothing but fog and heavy drizzle for weeks. The birds are in hiding.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,322
    I agree with @Dovefromabove - female sparrow.
    Starling on the left.  :)

    Same here today anyway @pansyface - when it gets light it might be better though. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,863
    Good call Dove. Think you've nailed it there.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,429
     ;) 🕊
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,322
    Dunnocks are probably our most common garden visitors here. I love them, although they're very 'naughty'   ;)
    The current resident robin is a little sod though, and constantly chases them and gives them a hard time, but they don't let it put them off. 
    The joys of nature  :)

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Simone_in_WiltshireSimone_in_Wiltshire WiltshirePosts: 169
    Thank you all very much. 

    We also had rain for a couple of hours and again a bit sunshine in the afternoon just enough to look for weeds. 
    I had pinned a tit box last month to a post and filled with a bit straw. I took the straw out yesterday assuming that it might the potential tit confuse rather than help. I have to learn so much. 
    Being a German, after living in the UK for many years, my English is still far from being perfect, but I always do my best.
  • MarranMarran Posts: 166
    Received my birdwatch pack this morning.  There is 20% discount and free delivery on bird feed etc on the RSPB website until 31/1/22.  Use Discount code - COUNT.  
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