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Garden birdwatch 2010

Posted in birds, garden, oxfordshire, photography, wildlife with tags , , on 31 January 2010 by bramblejungle

Time for the annual RSPB Garden Birdwatch; this year’s results may show the effects of the recent cold weather on garden bird populations. Here, I think it’s the Year of the Woodpigeon:
Garden Birdwatch (3)
– at one point today there were ten in the garden, though only 6 during the hour’s count.
These goldfinches arrived after I’d finished counting:
Garden Birdwatch (1)
but there was plenty else to count, including a wren, a song thrush, a low-flying red kite and this bluetit:
Garden Birdwatch (2)
Here’s my list, with last year’s for comparison.

 

2009

2010

Blackbird

2

2

Bluetit

1

2

Chaffinch

2

2

Collared dove

2

1

Dunnock

2

1

Great tit

2

2

Goldfinch

0

0

Greenfinch

2

0

House sparrow

7

7

Jackdaw

1

2

Red kite

0

1

Robin

2

2

Rook

1

4

Song thrush

1

1

Starling

2

1

Woodpigeon

3

6

Wren

0

1

Birds in the snow

Posted in birds, garden, oxfordshire, photography, wildlife with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 6 January 2010 by bramblejungle

After overnight snowfall the bird-table was busy all day:
Garden birds in the snow

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