Thursday, 10 January 2013

Big Garden Birdwatch

One local resident!

I have just registered for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, which takes place in the UK over the weekend of 26 and 27 January. 
All you need to do in order to take part, is to register your details online and request a pack. Then you just count the birds in your garden, or a local park, for one hour on either of the days, and send your results in via the RSPB website.
You can also download a counting sheet from the website. The Birdwatch pack is full of useful tips to encourage birds to visit your garden or open space, and to support native species.
The information that you send in will help the RSPB to monitor bird populations across the country and promises to be the world’s largest wildlife survey!
A photographer friend of mine will be setting up his camera to record the Big Birdwatch in my garden. Assuming our avian residents are not camera shy, I hope to be able post a fabulous pictorial record of all our garden birds. It will be especially good to catch the woodpecker or the jay!


  1. Thanks for the reminder Sue! I participated last year and would have clean forgotten but for your timely post!

  2. I registered and joined the RSPB a few weeks ago. I've been busy learning to id all the birds so I know what's what!!
    I'll be looking foward to seeing those pictures :)

    1. I've been stocking up on fat balls and peanuts for the feeders around our small garden. Sod's law says that the usual residents will all fly next door for the hour I've chosen to count!

  3. My pack has just arrived. There's not a lot of space to write on! I am starting to get the children excited about counting though!

  4. Hi Everyone, I have been working outside for the last couple of days and its been great to listen to the bird song. Only a few minutes lighter each day but the birds notice and start heralding another year.

    I have given my bird table a good clean down and stocked up on fat balls like Wendy. So far the black birds, tits and of course the robin have been paying me a visit. No sign of the thrush yet though.

    Do let me know if you get any unusual visitors.


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