Friday, 16 January 2015

Big Garden Birdwatch 2015 at St Ives - Sunday 25th January

We once again took part in the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch for our first event of the year.

As in previous years, we met at the bird hide in St Ives (next to Coppice Pond) at 10:30 and spent an hour counting the birds visiting the feeders. The Airedale Otters leaders had placed food out for the birds before the event to ensure we would attract as many species as possible.

This year we recorded fewer bird species than on previous years -  this is probably because the weather was milder this year - but this year we had more individual birds.

Counting the birds is great fun, and can help you improve your bird identification skills. And on the Airedale Otters Big Garden Birdwatch we have the added attraction of hot chocolate and biscuits!

We will send the result of our survey off to the RSPB so they can add it to many others that will have been done up and down the country. You can see our results from the last two years here: 2014 and 2013. The RSPB's total results for all their previous surveys can be found here.

Thank you to everyone who came and help out with this year's count.

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