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March 2016

Monday, 7 March 2016

2016 Bromley Members Annual Bird Feeding Survey

2016 Bromley Members Annual Bird Feeding Survey

January was a mild wet month. I had similar comments, about the lack of birds feeding in our gardens, as I have had over the last few years. I have certainly noticed that the number of days that birds have been seen, birds/days, has been falling. 39 members and friends submitted records this year. 37 species were seen this year, 38 last year. As in previous years in the full list percentage birds/days are shown for the top ten species. The 2015 positions are shown in brackets.

1 (3) Blue Tit (66.4)
2 (4) Wood Pigeon (62.5)
3 (2) Robin (54.8)
4 (1) Blackbird (48.0)
5 (7) Magpie (44.8)
6 (6) Great Tit (42.7)
7 (5) Dunnock (37.0)
8 (8) Feral Pigeon (33.2)
9 (10) House Sparrow (29.0)
10 (9) Ring Neck Parakeet (27.3)

The full results can be downloaded as a PDF file.

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Monday, 7 March 2016

RSPB membership pack

REMINDER --- Members Group Talk -- RSPB-Nature's Home -- By Peter Holden MBE -- Wed. March 9th 2016

A talk by Peter Holden MBE who began work for the RSPB in 1960. In 1975 he became the national organiser for the YOC, now the Wildlife Explorers - inspiring over a million children! Peter developed the Big Garden Birdwatch initially for children and then for all ages, making it the largest Citizen Science project in the world. A very special talk by someone who has dedicated his life to the RSPB and its aims.

Location: United Reformed Church Chapel, Widmore Road, BROMLEY, BR1 1RY. Next to the Boots entrance to the Glades (now Intu Bromley!)

Time: 7.30 pm prompt start to 9 pm

Price: RSPB Members £3.50 Non RSPB Members £4.50