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Big garden bird watch

Are you taking part in the big garden bird watch?

on this weekend 25th and 26th January 2014 here is the link to register

I am taking part I enjoy seeing what birds are in the garden and how many I can count

I will put my bird count results from the garden on here for you all to see how many birds I counted and the species

Hampshire Gardener


  • chickychicky Posts: 10,402

    Ggirl - i will definitely be counting - have done it every year for a decade and it always amazes me how much more you see when you stop and watch the feeders for a full hour, rather than the usual glance out of the window now and then !

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,920

    We don't seem to have as many birds on the feeders this year - as was said on Winterwatch, the milder weather means the birds aren't as desperate for high-energy food - however, we have had a few more goldfinches and tits around in the past few days.  

    I find that we get the most birds on the feeders between 9 and 10ish, after a frosty night, so that's the time I'll be doing my count. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • AWBAWB Posts: 421

    After a frosty night the peanut feeder is visited by Greater Spotted woodpeckers, but not at other times.

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    I was going to do the 'count' on Saturday as the weather forecast for Sunday is heavy rain.

  • Oooo I will be doing it as well

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,425

    Saturday looks best here as well.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • I'm going for Saturday as well. Last year I watched from 2pm to 3pm and the number of birds was way less than in the morning so this year it will definitely be earlier on.

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    Unfortunately we'll be making the most of the daylight hours with much needed foundation for ManShed laying / 5 ton gravel moving / slab shifting / pond tidying up / bird box installing oh my the list goes on so I fear we'll scare the birds off. Mind you we seemed to get more when we were moving all that soil (fresh worms - the robin was fighting us off the roller so that it could peel off the ones that we'd "caught" and "tenderised") so maybe we'll prove lucky!

  • Glad I saw this thread, wasn't aware of the bird count this weekend. Will definitely be taking part.

  • Yes, we always do the bird watch. Will probably be Saturday.

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