Big Garden Birdwatch 2021

Like many people in the UK I did the “Big Garden Birdwatch” last weekend watching out for birds in the garden. For whatever reason, this year was a “bad year” with the total list of birds being:

  • Great Tit
  • Woodpigeon
  • Crow

I’m convinced that the birds know that its Garden Birdwatch weekend and hide away because in the days that have followed we’ve seen:

  • Long Tailed Tits;
  • Blue Tits;
  • Coal Tits;
  • Tree Creeper;
  • Dunnock;
  • Robin;
  • Blackbird;
  • Greater Spotted Woodpecker;
  • Green Woodpecker;
  • Magpies;
  • Chaffinch;
  • Wren;
  • Thrush;
  • Buzzrds (Flying over);
  • Sparrowhawk (zipping in and out of the trees)

Maybe the lack of birds is because the feeders are running out of food and we haven’t been and got fresh seeds & suet in an effort to reduce our contact with others.

Previous years lists are here: 2019 and here:2020