As a quick summary, the RSPB is the UKs largest wildlife conservation charity and each year since around 1979 members and supporters are asked to take an hour to count the birds they spot in their garden. By submitting the results to the RSPB it helps monitor how the different species and how each of them are doing, as well as which may be in decline and need a hand.
If you're new here, then maybe you don't know about my love of birds, wildlife, nature and all that jazz but of course, this is my type of thing hence being my 3rd year taking part. I know it's now March but as I did a post about the watch for the last 2 years I still wanted to make a record of it for my own sake this year too.
This year's final tally was as follows:
Sparrow - 24
Common Gull - 9
Crow - 1
Starling - 6
Jackdaw - 8
Black Bird - 11
Robin - 1
Feral Pigeon - 13
Blue Tit - 5
Herring Gull - 6
I have to admit my disappointment, this time around, at the overall amount of birds as well as the variety. It may have been a little colder but overall it was better weather than the previous year but I saw a vast decline in the amount of Starlings we had and I didn't have the pleasure of seeing any Wrens or Thrushes at all! Luckily I have seen them elsewhere in my area recently :)
We'll just have to wait and see how next year pans out!
Feel free to have a nose at my post from last year and compare the results! You can find it here - RSPB's Big Garden Bird Watch 2015 Oh and the not so great first attempt from 2014 here.