The RSPB are asking for people to look out on their gardens this weekend and count birds. For anyone who would like to download details of this weekend’s bird count, in the UK, please go to their website.
Goldfinches definitely appear to be quite sociable birds but equally, they enjoy some quiet time to themselves. Looks like the goldfinch, shown above, has started its own count! Shown here in my garden in January 2007.
Sunflower hearts are definitely the favourite food for birds in my garden. We have quite a list of regular visitors to our garden: Blackbirds, Dunnocks, Robins, House Sparrows, Greenfinches, Chaffinches, Goldfinches, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Coal Tits, Starlings and Wood Pigeons. Our more ocassional sightings are of a tiny wren and the threatening sparrowhawk. We were also briefly fortunate to see a pair of Blackcaps - sadly they left after 2 weeks.
This is the first year we will have taken part in The Big Garden Birdwatch and I will post our results in a future Blog.
If you take part – enjoy counting!