My RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2024!

My RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2024

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is one of my favourite events of the year; I just adore birdwatching and love to spend an entire weekend watching birds and relaxing.  I like to get my first Birdwatch done as early as possible, so I can post here on my website and remind you to take a Birdwatch, too.  I am sorry that I am this year posting on the Sunday. Yesterday I started taking a Birdwatch, but I was feeling rough and went back to bed after 30 minutes.  During my half hour birdwatch looking out the window, we saw these birds in our garden:

  • Fifteen Sparrows
  • Three Pigeons
  • Two Blue Tits
  • Two Robins
  • One Great Tit
  • One Blackbird
  • One Buzzard (soaring above)
It was lovely to watch this cheery band of House Sparrows chatting away in the hedge.

Today I took the full hour long RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2024, watching birds outside in the garden from my window.  This morning, during our hour of birdwatching, we saw the following birds:

  • Five Sparrows
  • Three Blue Tits
  • Three Great Tits
  • Two Collared Doves
  • Two Robins
  • One Dunnock
  • One Magpie
  • One Blackbird
  • One Wren
A variety of small garden birds collect in this hedge. They hop around in the branches inside and dare each other to fly to the bird feeders.

Bird food

Due to concerns around avian flu, our bird feeders are in use until they are empty, when they are cleaned, disinfected and dried, before being swiftly filled up again.  We also use suet filled coconut halves, which are also very popular.

Important information about birds

As well as House Sparrows and Blue Tits, we’ve seen Siskin, Great Tits, Goldfinches, Long-tailed Tits, Dunnocks, and other song birds in our mixed hedge.

As well as being a wonderfully restorative, interesting, and engaging activity to take part in, the records made by those taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch are so important.  Everyone that completes the the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and submits their findings to the RSPB is contributing vital data, which enables the RSPB to understand and learn more about what birds are present in Britain during January 2024, which birds are frequently seen, and which are not commonly found, or are absent.  Please don’t forget to pass the results of your birdwatch onto the RSPB, it only takes a moment!

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2024 Results

Here are some more of our House Sparrows. I took this picture during our Big Garden Birdwatch 2024.

The results from the Big Garden Birdwatch reveal what birds are present in our gardens at this time of year, and give an indication of how the birds in our gardens are managing this winter.  There’s also the chance to provide the RSPB with records of migratory birds and other birds that sometimes fly to Britain to spend the winter, or that stop off in the UK on their journey to another country, where they will spend the rest of the winter months.

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2024 submitting your results

If you take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, 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, click here to visit the RSPB’s website, where you can also sign up to be an RSPB member, simply by clicking here.  The RSBP have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch complete with their answers, which you can read here.

My Earlier RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch Results

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2023 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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