Tag Archives: birdwatching

Tyto alba

Originally posted on The Naturephile:
A few posts ago in ‘The Owl and the Woodpecker‘ I mentioned that a pair of robins may have started getting fruity in my garden as early as the begining of January. And then last…

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Big Garden Birdwatch 2014

Originally posted on Green Living London:
Pic: RSPB More than half a million people are expected to be watching their garden birds the weekend (25-26 January), for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch. It’s the biggest wildlife survey in the world…

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Famished finches

This winter, British gardens are full of finches (Fringillidae). Seed-eating finches such as the siskin (Carduelis spinus) turned up more frequently than usual in the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) Garden BirdWatch survey for January 2012. In fact, twice as … Continue reading

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Blackcaps

The blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) is a small migratory bird. It’s commoner here in Britain than it used to be. Now that climates and bird tables are changing, each autumn sees some blackcaps leaving Britain for warmer climates, some arriving in … Continue reading

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Mallards

Originally posted on Ann Novek( Luure)–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors:
  Text from RSPB: The mallard is a large and heavy looking duck. It has a long body and a long and broad bill.…

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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2013

Originally posted on The Garden Smallholder:
Watch the birds visiting your garden or local park on the weekend of 26 – 27 January 2013 and submit your sightings (bird sighting form will be open from the birdwatch weekend until 15 February…

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