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Big Garden Bird Watch

No snow this year unlike last, but we managed 14 species in the hour. Unfortunately neither the jay nor the woodpecker paid us a visit but we did see a wren, the first one on the lane for ages.

For the record, with last year’s in brackets:

house sparrow 6 (6)
goldfinch 6 (4)
greenfinch 5 (5)
common gulls 4
blackbird 3 (3)
wood pigeon 3 (2)
great tit 2 (3)
magpie 2 (1)
robin 1 (1)
starling 1 (7)
carrion crow 1 (4)
blue tit 1 (1)
dunnock 1 (3)
wren 1

and the wretched grey squirrel on the feeder most of the time...

Last year’s visitors missing this year:
meadow pipit 1
coal tit 1
chaffinch 4
siskin 2
jackdaw 2

So last year was 54 birds and 18 species, this year was 38 birds and 14 species. We have been doing BGBW as a family for over 10 years now - the first year we did it there were 75 starlings and this year only one...