Big Garden Birdwatch

Sunday, January 29th 2023

This weekend has seen the return of the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch for its 44th year. This important citizen science project is the world's largest garden wildlife survey and helps to monitor garden bird populations across the country.

An amazing 16 different species were recorded in the back garden at Foxglove today. Of these, Lesser Redpoll were the most numerous with an incredible 26 individuals counted in one go! The results from the survey are summarised in the table below. 

Species Number
Blackbird 5
Blue Tit 6
Brambling 2
Bullfinch 9
Chaffinch 16
Coal Tit 4
Great-Spotted Woodpecker 2
Great Tit 3
Greenfinch 1
Lesser Redpoll 26
Long-Tailed Tit 3
Marsh Tit 1
Moorhen 1
Nuthatch 1
Robin 1
Siskin 1

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