RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

Before completing the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch, which as many of you know is a nationwide survey running from January 30th-31st where you have to record the birds in your garden, I visited Warnham Local Nature Reserve.

Visiting the Woodpecker hide, there was a lot of activity at the feeders, with more species appearing than I have seen there for a long time. It was quite nice to see a lesser Redpoll as well as Siskin and Redpoll returning to Warnham.


Long-Tailed Tit
Here is what I saw:

  • Redpoll
  • Siskin
  • Lesser Redpoll
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Greenfinch
  • Goldfinch
  • Blue Tit
  • Great Tit
  • Long-Tailed Tit
  • Bullfinch
  • Magpie
  • Robin
  • Blackbird
  • Dunnock
  • Reed Bunting
  • Chaffinch
  • Shoveler
  • Tufted Duck
  • Great Black-Backed Gull
  • Black-Headed Gull
  • Goldcrest
  • Coot
  • Mallard
  • Treecreeper
  • Nuthatch
  • Pochard

Big Garden Birdwatch

This year I decided to take part in the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch at my Nan's house. She has regular visitors unlike my garden which backs on to a main road, meaning we do not get many birds.

Starting at 3:50 I managed to record 13 Species. I was very lucky as with less than 5 minutes to go a flock of 10 Long-Tailed Tits appeared in the trees, adding another species to the list!

These were: 9 Blue Tit, 1 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Robin, 3 Great Tit, 1 Magpie, 1 Dunnock, 10 Long-Tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Wren and 1 Nuthatch.

If you haven't already taken part make sure you do tomorrow as it is a great survey with lots of people already taking part meaning some great data! 


  1. Great list Mya, our Long tailed tits didn't turn up

  2. Great list Mya, our Long tailed tits didn't turn up


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