Hello..... So this weekend here in the UK it's the RSPB big garden bird watch. Here at the Summerhouse we love all things birdie and usually take part. So early this morning still in my PJ's I sat down to count the birds.
I arranged all the essentials notepad and pen, bird book, comfy cushion, Binoculars and a cuppa so I was all set for a hour of bird watching.
While I was getting ready 'P' kindly went out and stocked up the feeders, we have very lucky birds here at the Summerhouse as 'P' always keeps them well fed. Here's just a selection of some of what was put out this morning.
- fat balls
- suet nibbles
- yucky mealworms eek
- some old cherries, grapes, apple and pear
- and finally a suet block
See I told you they were feed well, which is great as that means we get so many birds visiting the garden. I was very lucky this morning in the birds that I spotted 79 birds in total in a hour, so who popped by...
- 2 Magpies
- 2 Wood pigeon
- 1 Small brown unidentified dove that was with the wood pigeons (not idea what it was so didn't count it)
- 3 Blackbirds
- 2 collared Doves
- 5 Common Gulls
- 36 Tree Sparrows (we have a large colony in the summerhouse garden living in the hedges and fir trees, so much so the RSPB double checked when I input the findings)
- 4 Blue Tits
- 1 Crow
- 14 Starling's
- 1 Green Woodpecker (so lucky that he popped by today)
- 1 Feral Pigeon
- 1 Great Tit
- 1 Song Thrush
- 1 Wren
- 1 Coal Tit
- 3 long tailed Tits
So yay for the health of the visiting bird population, sadly I saw no finches at all this year, which is very sad but I know we have Chaffinch and Green finch who visit the garden, plus I hoped to see our Robin but he must have been elsewhere.
So in honor of the Big Garden Bird watch here is this week drawing I started it Monday and finished it Friday doing a bit at a time I included some of the birds who visit the garden plus all the flowers in the garland are blooming in the garden at the moment Roses and Marigolds in January!! I'm not entirely happy with it but I said I would share my pictures this year.
There is still time to take part in the survey if you want to I've popped a link 'here' there is even a handy app this year. Hope you're having a fab weekend