This year I was pleased to take part in this annual event on the weekend of the 28th-30th of January. It got me out in the garden and made me appreciate the amount of different birds you can see in your area.
Not surprisingly the house sparrow and the starling were the top two birds spotted this year throughout the UK. Interestingly however, there was an increase in the numbers of birds visiting gardens with 10% more starlings been seen this year to last.
The RSPB are trying to encourage people to “give nature a home” and bring it into their gardens. The RSPB report that people feeding birds in their garden and putting up nesting boxes are having a positive effect. I would like to thank everyone for taking part in the Big Garden Bird Watch this year and encourage you to continue taking an interest in the wonderful nature around us.