RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2016

This weekend it’s the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, quite simply a lovely event, that gives you an excuse to stop, and relax and unwind for a whole hour, as you marvel at the beautiful birds in your garden.  It’s a very special weekend!

If you apply to the RSPB ahead of time, they will send you a useful, informative pack to help you identify the birds you see, but don’t worry if you’re just reading this now, you can find all the information online at the RSPB’s website here.

If you apply to take part in the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch, the RSPB send you a useful pack which contains a pamphlet with useful bird pictures to help you identify the birds you see.
If you apply to take part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, the RSPB send you a useful pack which contains a pamphlet with useful bird pictures to help you identify the birds you see.

You only count the number of birds you see at one time, to avoid just counting the same bird over and over – so if you see one blackbird and he disappears and then you see another blackbird, you still count one, but if you see two at the same time, count two.  Otherwise you could just be counting the same blackbird over and over!

I joined some friends to take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2016, we spent a very happy hour together counting birds.  This morning, during our hour of birdwatching, we saw the following birds:

  • Black Cap
  • Blue Tit
  • Great Tit
  • Wood Pigeon
  • Magpie
  • Long Tailed Tit

Don’t forget to submit your results so the RSPB can evaluate the findings and learn more about the distribution of birds across the United Kingdom.  To submit your results you can visit the RSPB’s website, by clicking here.

Here's a Blue Tit we spotted earlier this morning as part of the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch 2016.
Here’s a Blue Tit we spotted earlier this morning as part of the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch 2016.
Here's a male Black Cap, that we spotted today as part of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2016.
Here’s a male Black Cap, that we spotted today as part of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2016.
Another photograph of the male Black Cap, we enjoyed watching this little chap as part of the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch.
Another photograph of the male Black Cap, we enjoyed watching this little chap as part of the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch.

Here's a Blue Tit we saw this morning as part of the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch 2016. Here’s a Blue Tit we saw this morning as part of the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch 2016.

My Earlier RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch Results

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2022 Results.

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2021 Results.

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2020 Results.

RSPB BIG Garden Birdwatch 2019 Results.

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2018 Results.

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017 Results.

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2016 Results.

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