A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Friday 28 January 2011

Garden Birdwatch

This weekend it is the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch so we will be keeping the feeders topped up and hope for some good numbers of birds. It is important to the birds that you keep feeding if possible as at this time of year food supplies are becoming scarce. The idea of the birdwatch is that you spend an hour over the weekend and count all the different species that land in the garden during the hour. You are also asked to record the highest number of each species that you see at any one time which is often very challenging with the tit family as they buzz in and out of sight very quickly. It is easy to see if you take a photo like this one of the four Bluetits but watching with the naked eye is a bit of a challenge in our garden as they dart in from all directions.
We hope to have a go as usual and hope you will too see details at the RSPB's website


  1. Saw the following in the small part of the garden in front of the kitchen window (it was too cold to sit and check the rest)
    8 Long Tailed Tits, 3 Dunnock, 5 Bluetits, 3 Robin, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 4 Great Tit, 3 Blackbird, 1 Jay, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Wood Pigeon, 1 Tree Sparrow, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Nuthatch & 1 Pheasant.