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garden bird watch

The BTO Garden Bird Watch data for the winter shows that the patterns of birds visiting gardens was much the same as in previous years but the overall numbers were down this winter. That certainly tallies with our experience submitting data to the birdwatch with the only entirely new species recorded in the garden over the winter being a sparrow hawk.

The only garden rarity we saw was a grey heron, doubtless plotting an attack on a neighbour’s fish pond.

Some lucky person had a raven in their garden!