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.
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
- 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 saw this morning as part of the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch 2016.
RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch Results
Other articles and links that may interest you……………………
To see the results of my RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017, please click here.
For more information on the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, please click here.
To visit the RSPB’s website, please click here.
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