Friday, 25 January 2008

What birds will you see?

January 26-27

RSPB BIG GARDEN BIRDWATCH 08

Okay, sorry you won’t see a robin with a blue breast hiding in purple and pink foliage! However, the RSPB is very interested in the birds that do visit your garden this weekend over a period of one hour. If you would like to join this annual survey you can see more details on their website.

I just thought I would add one more reminder. I am taking part and look forward to seeing how my results will compare with last year’s. Although I have a feeling that the Sparrowhawk that has been visiting my garden over the last few days is likely to mess up my count! Ah well..

11 comments:

Frances said...

Shirl, I have posted your link, Jodi's link and the RSPB link on a just published post on Faire Garden along with a pitch for US gardeners and anyone to participate in this count. Hope that is okay. We will be counting and leaving the info in your comment page, is that how you want it? Let me know if you want it done differently, I think this is really important for as many to get involved as can. Thanks. Frances at Faire Garden

shirl said...

Fantastic, Frances :-D

Yes, the more the merrier! Comments on this post would be perfect :-D

Thanks so much for joining us! Yes, I think this will be a valuable set of stats from outside the UK too and I am very much looking forward to seeing all these posts :-D

Ewa said...

Hello Shirl,
I will be counting birds coming weekend :) Poland is also participating. I will publish on my blog my own result but also the country result.
Greetings,

shirl said...

Hello, Ewa :-)

Wonderful to have you joining us from Poland :-D

If you leave me comment with a link for your post I will add a direct link to it on my results page :-D

BTW I've just had a brief browse on your blog and I intend coming back for a longer visit soon. I also plan adding your link to my my list of garden blogs :-D

Barbara said...

Hello Shirl, of course I'll join too. But I couldn't read or see anywhere whether Switzerland is participating. So, I'll submit the result to your blog, is that ok?
Bye, bye,
Barbara

shirl said...

Thanks, Barbara :-D

The bird count I am posting about is a UK one but I thought it would be fun to see birds in other gardens outside the UK too :-D

Yes, it would be great if you either submit your results in your own post and I'll link to you or you leave them as a comment on my results post. I am happy with what suits you best :-D

Mary said...

Hi Shirl,

I'll participate and leave my results here, too. Sounds like fun - we have different birds to report!

Mary

shirl said...

Hi again, Mary :-D

Excellent! I particularly look forward to seeing the beautiful cardinals in your North Carolina garden :-D

Jayne said...

Hey there Shirl! I'll do my best to carve out an hour this weekend and see what I can see. :c)

shirl said...

Excellent, Jayne :-D

I look forward to hearing from you :-D

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I should be able to participate too. I hope those bluebirds come back for the count, I didn't see them today :(