Garden bird watch 2016

01.02.16

Fortunately┬átoday’s high winds held off long enough that yesterday’s RSPB bird count was feasible – anything flying today was moving so fast it was virtually impossible to identify!

Anyway, without further ado, here is McMurdoston’s list:-

Chaffinch – 45, coal tit – 6, great tit – 3, nuthatch – 1, blue tit – 4, robin – 2, blackbird – 3, greenfinch – 7, jackdaw – 6, tree sparrow – 7, crow – 4, dunnock – 1, magpie – 1, goldfinch – 5, pheasant – 1, buzzard – 2, wood pigeon – 1, raven – 2, house sparrow – 7, stock dove – 12, starling – 1, wren – 1, goldcrest – 1, fieldfare – 1.

Nothing spectacular really, but particularly pleasing to see increasing numbers of sparrows. My other joy was the distraction of red squirrels visiting throughout the hour – lovely to see them out of the kitchen window but difficult to keep up with the chaffinch count!