Birds, Cats & Squirrels ~ RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2020. πŸ¦†πŸ¦πŸΏοΈ

This is my third year of noting down the birds in my back yard for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. I don’t know how, but I somehow ended up doing it a day early on Friday. In reality you were supposed to join in on Saturday or Sunday or even tomorrow, so there’s still time if you want to record the wildlife in your garden. You can submit your results online here. Anyway I don’t suppose it matters , me being an early bird. πŸ™‚

All ready with my mug of Bird & Wild Coffee. I somehow totally forgot to use my new RSPB mug!
Male House Sparrow.
House Sparrows.

Unfortunately I did not get the variety of species that I have had in previous years. The birds are definitely still around but chose not to appear in the hour. I ended up recording 9 House sparrows ( at least I can depend on them! ) and erm, 1 Mouse. Oh and I had to shew a neighbors cat away. My own cat Slinky was happily snoozing on the bed.

Just like last year I joined my sister, niece and nephew for their Big Garden Birdwatch, which we did this afternoon. We counted 4 Bluetits, 2 Coaltits, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Robins, 1 Great Tit, 2 Nuthatches, 1 Grey Squirrel and 2 Pheasants. Similar to 2019 except no Dunnock or Long Tailed Tits. A flurry of Long Tailed Tits typically showed up after the hour , but we of course couldnt include the latecomers.

Female Chaffinch.
Bluetits and Coal Tit.
My Sister’s families new addition. ❀️
Birdwatching. 🐦
Acrobatic Nuthatch.
Grey Squirrel.
Still tucking in.

Little Walt the new kitten joined us for the birdwatch. I have a feeling he might want to do more than birdwatch next year though. But isn’t he adorable! Maybe we can ask him to scare off the naughty squirrel who hogged the bird table…..

Are you going to do the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch?

34 thoughts on “Birds, Cats & Squirrels ~ RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2020. πŸ¦†πŸ¦πŸΏοΈ”

    1. I think your right, so maybe that’s how i got the dates muddled. The mouse lives behind our shed I think. When the visiting birds drop crumbs on the ground it enjoys the spoils.

  1. Walt is a very cute kitten such a beautiful colour and markings. I’m glad we decided to do the birdwatch on Saturday as Sunday was such a horrid wet day here. You saw some lovely birds and how great to have both nuthatch and pheasant in the garden. Nine sparrows and a mouse is good too for your earlier count. Is the Bird Wild coffee good? I might try some next time we visit the RSPB shop at Carsington:)

  2. Walt is gorgeous! 😍 We counted blue tits, sparrows, magpies, pigeons, a robin and black bird but we haven’t seen the long tailed tits for a while, hoping they’ve found somewhere warm to wait out the winter and that they’ve not succumbed to the cold. X

    1. Walt should be a model!
      That sounds like a good selection of birds. I get sporadic visits from long tailed tits and only once a magpie, so quiet envious. Hope your long tailed tits return. X

  3. I did it, a very enjoyable way to spend an hour. Big exciting news from our garden this winter is that we now have tree sparrows. 4 so far. Have put up a tree sparrow nest box for them.

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