Talkback: My Big Garden Birdwatch
I had a bit of a disappointing count this year - in the days leading up to it, I'd seen a pair of long-tailed tits, a pair of greenfinches, a house sparrow and lots of collared doves, but none of them turned up during my hour, plus I only saw 1 each of blue tit, coal tit and blackbird when there's normally 2 of them around. Even the starlings gave a poor showing - only 4, when I regularly see upwards of 6 or 7! Maybe they were scared of the large camera lens sticking through the sitting room curtains? Nothing dodgy, I just thought it might be a nice opportunity to get some good shots of my avian garden visitors :-) I did also see a robin (a regular, although I've seen 2 on occasion, but then one of them is usually chased away!), 2 wood pigeons (again a poor showing) and a dunnock.
Overall not bad, I suppose, considering my garden is rather small, but I had hoped for so much more ;-)