Next weekend is the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch. So last saturday i did a quick 1 hour birdwatch to get ready for the real thing.
It. began at 12 and finished at 1. Throughout the hour it hailed three times and the there was an overcast of snow clouds. However this bad weather didnt stop the birds coming down to feed on the mixture of seeds.
First of all there were a few flyovers; Buzzard, a few Black Headed Gulls and a Herring Gull. There was also a large flock of about 80+ Starling with 15+ Redwing mixed in. 2 grey squirrels and a male Pheasant also made an appearance.
All in all we had;
17 House Sparrow
7 Ferel Pigeon
3 Blue Tit
3 Collared Dove
2 Great Tit
2 Long Tailed Tit
2 Carrion Crow
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
It was a good surprise to have some redwing and a goldcrest in the garden, as they stayed a bit longer then they usually do. So i managed to get a few pictures of them.
Dont forget to join in with the Big Garden Birdwatch next weekend, there's more information here