RSPB Garden Birdwatch 2020

Well, its that time of year again when we sit and watch the birds in the garden for an hour or so. As ever, the weather isn’t the best and it makes one wonder why we do it now. However, whilst we didn’t see all the variety of birds that regularly come to our garden, there were more than last year:

  • Chaffinch;
  • Woodpigeon;
  • Robin;
  • Blackbird;
  • Blue Tit;
  • Great Tit;
  • Dunnock;
  • Long Tailed Tit;
  • Magpie;
  • Green Woodpecker;
  • Greater Spotted Woodpecker;
  • Crow.

What was missing from things we’ve seen in the past were:

  • Tree Creeper;
  • Nuthatch;
  • Wren;
  • Thrush.

Last week we had a flock of Fieldfares come for a short while (until I frightened them off by looking out of the window). Unusually, the Green Woodpecker spent a lot of time digging at the lawn, the ground is soft and gooey still because of all the rain. The Tits are too numerous and active to be able to count them accurately, they fly from the bushes to the feeders and then away, then back (or is a different one), then away, etc., etc.. All good fun.