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Comments(5) # Robin london e10

So, here from the RSPB bird count is one of our local Robins (both of which, I'm glad to say made it into the count if not the photo. The full results from my birdwatching hour on Sunday along with those from previous years can be found at the bottom of the piece and there now follows a quick summary. If we start with the positives, as well as the two Robins it was a pleasure that the two Jays that we know frequent the nut feeder both came to be counted. Also nice to have the Dunnock (aka Hedge Accentor or Hedge Sparrow). On the negatives the Blue Tit numbers were down and no House Sparrows at all showed up (as expected). The House Sparrows did make a showing yesterday but too late for the count, though it was nice to see them at all since they haven't been in evidence at all of late. Hope you had an interesting time if you joined in and do let us know if you did (I know at least one LDNP regular did). At the time I registered my votes with the RSPB they had received 93,452 survey results already! For surveys such as this the internet is a real boon. Results (numbers indicate the total number of any species seen at any one time during the hour of the count, NOT the total number counted during an hour!):
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Blackbirds 2 1 2 2 2
Blue tits 7 16 8 6 4
Chaffinches 0 0 1 0 2
Collared D'Oves 2 1 0 2 1
Dunnock 0 0 0 0 1
Feral Pigeons 0 0 4 2 4
Great Spotted Woodpecker 0 0 1 0 0
Great tits 2 7 3 4 4
Greenfinches 2 9 9 7 5
House Sparrows 8 5 1 3 0
Jays 0 0 0 0 2
Magpies 1 0 0 0 0
Robins 1 1 1 0 2
Starlings 0 0 4 2 0
Wood Pigeons 0 0 2 0 1
Canon EOS 40D
400 mm
400 ISO
1/100 sec
f 5.6
Flash: Not Fired