Sunday, January 20, 2008

Big Garden Birdwatch 27-28 January

In case you're interested, the RSPB's annual garden birdwatch is coming up next weekend.
From the RSPB's website:

"Calling all armchair scientists
You really don't need to be an expert to take part. Whether you're young or old, an 'expert' or a beginner, there really is no better place to start than the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch
By joining hundreds of thousands of people across the UK and counting the birds in your garden, you really are helping to save wild birds.
Spend an hour spying on your bird neighbours over the weekend of 26-27 January 2008, and help us discover who is top of the pecking order in UK gardens."

In the past I've had goldfinches, greenfinches, robins, wrens, blackbirds, starlings, blue tits and the ubiquitous pigions, wood pigeons and magpies in my back garden, but I've never seen any sparrows. Maybe they just don't like being sandwiched between 2 busy roads on Ladywell Road and Adelaide Avenue, but there are dozens around Vicar's Hill and Cliffview Road. I've recently planted a few native hedge plants like hawthorn to try and encourage a few more birds, will see if it helps.

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