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March 2014

Sunday, 23 March 2014

January 2014 Bird Feeding Survey

January 2014 Bird Feeding Survey

GARDEN BIRD FEEDING SURVEY 2014


January was a very wet but mild month. Many of you expressed concerns that not as many birds used your feeders as compared to previous years. This in fact was the case in many parts of the country. Both the RSPB and BTO have stated that because of the abundance of food in the wild the birds have not needed the food placed out for them in our gardens. As you will see in this survey there are not as many species seen this year. Also there is some change round in the top ten species, and the days seen in our gardens is also down.
New species this year are Bullfinch and Tawny Owl.
47 members submitted lists. As in previous years in the full list percentage birds/days are shown for the top ten species. The 2013 positions are shown in brackets.

1 ( 3) Robin (72.4)
2 ( 4) Blue Tit (68.2)
3 ( 1) Wood Pigeon (62.9)
4 ( 2) Blackbird (62.5)
5 ( 5) Great Tit (47.6)
6 ( 6) Magpie (44.1)
7 ( 8) Collared Dove (35.7)
8 ( 7) Dunnock (35.6)
9 (12) Ring Neck Parakeet (25.9)
10 (13) Carrion Crow (23.9)
11 House Sparrow (10) 12 Feral Pigeon (14)
13 Coal Tit (16) 14 Starling ( 9)
15 Chaffinch (11) 16 Greenfinch (17)
17 Great Spotted Woodpecker (21) 18 Long Tailed Tit (19)
19 Goldfinch (18) 20 Nuthatch (22)
21 Redwing (37) 22 Jay (15)
23 Wren (24) 24 Pied Wagtail (25)
25 Blackcap (20) 26 Jackdaw (29)
27 Song Thrush (23) 28 Redpoll (27)
29 Pheasant (39) 30 Tawney Owl (- -)
31 Goldcrest (32) 32 Green Woodpecker (35)
33 Fieldfare (28) 34 Black Headed Gull (30)
35 Sparrowhawk (36) 36 Grey Heron (38)
37 Bullfinch (- -) 38 Mistle Thrush (45)

Monday, 10 March 2014

REMINDER -- Members Group Talk 12th March -- Ducks, Geese and Swans of the British Isles By Brian Gallop

REMINDER -- Members Group Talk 12th March -- Ducks, Geese and Swans of the British Isles By Brian Gallop

A chance to look at one of our most popular group of birds, of which the British Isles have an outstanding Wintering population