Category Archives: Big Garden Birdwatch

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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Big Garden Birdwatch 2015 – Results

Well, as predicted yesterday the count was down on last year. 2014 saw 12 species and 34 individual birds. This year was down to 9 species and 26 individuals. This was, in many ways, a classic BGBW. Topping up the … Continue reading

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Big Garden Birdwatch 2015

It’s that time of year again when the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch rolls around. All the cool kids make their plans and get set for an hour of counting the unique birds in their garden. As any longer term readers … Continue reading

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