Category Archives: Big Garden Birdwatch

Big Garden Birdwatch 2018 – A bumper year

If you read my preview of the Big Garden Birdwatch, you will know I suggested this year may see a drop in species number, but a rise in overall individuals. How did that prediction shape up? Advertisements

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Big Garden Birdwatch 27-29 January 2018

This weekend is the annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, and as always millions of us will be getting up, filling the feeders, and counting the birds.

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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017 – The UK winners and losers

Back in January millions of us submitted our results to the RSPB for the annual check on the status of our garden birds. Now the National results are out, and there are as always some big winners and big losers…

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The Big Garden Birdwatch 2017 – Results – Starlings dethroned!

The Big Garden Birdwatch is done for another the year, the fourth in this house, and after three years of dominance the starlings have surrendered the top spot. But what took their place?

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Guest Blog – The Big Garden Birdwatch 2017

The Big Garden Birdwatch is the largest bird survey in the world. Last year, more than 500,000 people took part, and in the process, recorded over 8 million birds.

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The Big Garden Birdwatch 2017 – Are you ready?

It’s that time of year again when we stare in frustration into our gardens, cursing the absence of birds that were there only five minutes beforehand and will inevitably return five minutes after we finish. The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

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Big Garden Birdwatch 2016 – National results and a few thoughts

Yesterday saw a little spike in my blog stats as a whole bunch of people looked at my results for the Big Garden Birdwatch 2016. Apologies to those people as they were obviously searching for detail and analysis from the … Continue reading

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Big Garden Birdwatch – 2016 results – A bumper bird bonanza!

Before we start with the results, a couple of important confessions. Firstly, most of the photos you will see here were not taken during the actual birdwatch. As you may know, I had planned on using a remote camera trained … Continue reading

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Always read the instructions first… preparing for the Big Garden Birdwatch

So this weekend is the Big Garden Birdwatch, and as always I’m waiting to see whether the weather produces a bonanza or a damp squib. I decided to try something different this year, which is to photograph the birds that … Continue reading

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A finch-tastic prelude to the Big Garden Birdwatch

Next weekend is the annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, and I will be taking part as always (my results from 2013, 2014 and 2015 are all on the blog). Those of you who have read this blog a while know that I … Continue reading

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