This morning I took part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. The idea is to watch birds in a garden or park for an hour, and count the maximum number of each species.
We had good old sparrows;
starlings, which I haven’t seen in a while;
a couple of blackbirds – here is the female.
The robin also made an appearance,
and here’s my garden favourite, the blue tit.
The online counter on the RSPB website is pretty handy for submitting numbers, and the survey runs over this weekend. A very pleasant way to spend an hour indeed!