Sunday, 6 December 2015

Sunday Birdwatch Challenge 3

Our weekly Birdwatch was done this morning at 9:30 for an hour, just to see if time of day affected the results. At mine there was an overcast and a few showers, Ryan's was windy, but that didn't stop the birds from showing. We saw a lot of individuals each, but Ryan's species was very low, 4 compared to my 12. These are our results from today compared with each other (I'm the blue).

 The male Chaffinch which came down was hopping as it was missing a foot. It looked in quite good health otherwise and so did the female. The Goldcrest and Song Thrush were a nice bonus for today. I usually only see them in the garden around this time of year when it starts getting colder. There was about 17 Feral Pigeons sat on the roof, however only four came down into the garden. Here are todays results with the previous weeks.


Results are definitely fluctuating, can't see any patterns yet, we will have to wait to see what they are like with a few more weeks for comparison. I did a Birdwatch this Tuesday just gone (1/12/2015) but it was throughout the day. This is what I saw
3 Dunnock
2 Feral Pigeon
3 Blue Tit
6 Blackbird
3 Magpie
2 Robin
5 House Sparrow
2 Great Tit
1 Coal Tit
4 Jackdaw
1 Treecreeper
14 Long Tailed Tit
3 Collared Dove
1 Woodpigeon
1 Crow
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 
There are some good species coming into the garden like the Goldcrest, Treecreeper and Woodpecker etc, but their numbers are low, possibly to do with their territories for the winter.

1 comment:

  1. Great job Sophie. very heartening to know that you have started early and in a manner much more systematic I could have hoped for. Congratulations. I have your link in my blog
    Will keep in touch.