Saturday, January 01, 2011

Garden Bird Sightings 2010

Here are the results of a year's staring out of the window. I have listed the species (thirty one different ones) seen in, or immediately over, my garden in the last year. The number following is the most of that species seen at any one time, followed by the date on which that occurred:

Blackbird 5 (14/7/10)

Blackcap 2 (Several)

Black-headed Gulls 15 (8/1/10)

Blue Tit 3 (31/12/10)

Chaffinch 2 (25/12/10)

Coal Tit 2 (19/9/10)

Collared Dove 7 (10/9/10)

Common Gull 2 (27/11/10)

Crow 1 (30/3/10)

Dunnock 4 (27/5/10)

Fieldfare 3 (9/1/10)

Goldfinch 4 (29/12/10)

Great Tit 3 (21/5/10)

Green Finch 1 (27/11/10)

Herring Gull 3 (3/6/10)

Heron 1 (9/5/10)

House Martin 17 (1/9/10)

House Sparrow 14 (21/9/10) (23/11/10)

Jackdaw 2 (27/2/10) (19/3/10) (1/6/10)

Jay 2 (30/10/10)

Long-tailed Tit 5 (28/11/10)

Magpie 2 (28/4/10)

Pied Wagtail 2 (20/1/10)

Redwing 10 (9/1/10)

Robin 2 (21/1/10)

Song Thrush 2 (5/3/10)

Starling 36 (10/10/10)

Swallow 1 (15/5/10)

Swift 3 (26/5/10)

Wood Pigeon 3 (Several)

Wren 1 (Several)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

How do you manage to count 36 starlings? And how did 36 starlings fit into your garden?
Pauline

Anonymous said...

Highlight of my year was seeing a beautiful green woodpecker feeding its young.
Handy because they pick the ants fron the lawn.

St said...

For a few days the starlings obviously found some very tasty grubs in the lawn and landed en masse and worked their way across from right to left. There were at least 36.