|The Starlings gather . . .|
Birds in our garden were certainly down on last year's count. Perhaps it was just the result of a cold morning (minus 7 degrees Centigrade at 8 am), but I fear it may be a true reflection of the damage wreaked by this unusually harsh winter as a whole.
The results of the survey from our home were as follows:
Sent from Big Garden Birdwatch Log
David also spotted two unidentified birds. The sun was low and right in our faces so it was hard to see some of the birds that flew in. The gulls and pigeons circled round but were not counted as they failed to land until our time was up!
We had high hopes for the afternoon, but were actually very disappointed with our recordings.
|The Crow was happy enough, despite freezing conditions|
|Fun and games on the Ice|
|I love the reflection|
|The National Botanic Garden of Wales, hosting the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch|
|Remnants of hoar frost in the Botanic Garden|
In the whole of one hour in the Botanic Garden, I only recorded the following:
To cheer ourselves up after a lean hour in the Botanic Garden (where, to our great delight, we had seen Lesser Redpolls on a previous Big Birdwatch), we drove home via the Larch that I am observing as my part in The Tree Year project. The creatures we saw in the vicinity of this tree will not count for the Birdwatch, but they really lifted our spirits, as you will see if you click to my next post when it is 'up'.
if you live in the UK and have not yet undertaken a bird survey, you might like to visit the RSPB site and have a go before the end of the weekend. Happy sightings!
- Crafty Green Poet: RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch in the Botanic Garden in Edinburgh