Big Garden Birdwatch

27 Jan

This weekend is the Big Garden Birdwatch where people all over the country spend an hour watching the birds in their garden or in a nearby park over three days 26-28th January.  We then count the maximum number of each species seen at any one time. It was extremely windy today and we didn’t see as many birds as usual so I will find some time tomorrow and send the better count in. We did see  some Chaffinches sitting on the Kalette plants, one Robin ground feeding, and 11 Goldfinches all at once at the feeders!

Female Chaffinch

Two Female Chaffinches

Robin picking up seeds that have fallen from the feeders






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6 responses to “Big Garden Birdwatch

  1. Heyjude

    January 28, 2019 at 12:02 am

    There does seem to be a lot of Goldfinches around this year, and yes they love the sunflower hearts! I have tried Nyjer seeds too, but they do make a mess with those. Too windy in my garden this weekend so I am hoping tomorrow might be better to do the count!

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 28, 2019 at 8:05 am

      We used to have one feeder with Nyger seeds as that was what the Goldfinches were said to love but they left those in favour of the sunflower hearts so that’s what we give them! 🙂

  2. utesmile

    January 27, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Super so many birds, love it!

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 27, 2019 at 8:57 pm

      It’s been fun just sitting and watching them – very peaceful! 🙂

  3. Helen Johnstone

    January 27, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    I see your goldfinches like sunflower hearts as much as mine!

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 27, 2019 at 8:56 pm

      Yes! They can empty the feeders in a day! 🙂


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