RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch 2020


Now a permanent fixture in my calendar, the annual RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch this year fell between 25th -27th January 2020. I decided to do my hourly count on the Sunday, 11am to 12pm. Earlier I had topped up the yarden feeders in preparation. I boiled the kettle and made a pot of Bird and Wild espresso coffee which I got free with my order of the lovely RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch mug!

I sat by the window and waited for my feathered friends to visit. Though my tally was not as varied as previous years, there were no visits from the dunnock, robin or starlings. I did count 14 goldfinches, 9 pigeons and two noisy blue tits within the hour. The weather was grey and squally with a chilling breeze making the 8°C feel colder. I was hoping for a visit from the sparrowhawk, but she kept out of sight.

rspb big garden birdwatch

Graph of my count

If you were joining in with the count, how did you do?

Thanks for reading,

Christine x

4 thoughts on “RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch 2020

  1. This post has made me want to be more observant, next time I’m gazing out the window I’m going to make more effort to notice the wildlife, in London I’m hoping I see more than pigeons. My grass on the little balcony is artificial so I’m sure it holds no interest for birds 🙃

    Hope you enjoyed your New Year starter month, can’t believe February is here already!
    Best wishes Charlotte

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