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Comments(5) # Robin london e17

So, here then are the results from the LDNP score-sheet for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2011 along with my results from previous years. Hope you had a good watch if you partook, I always enjoy the excuse of watching them all for an hour. I don't seem to have any data from last year....which is strange.

2011
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
Blackbirds
1
2
2
2
2
1
2
Blue tits
9
5
4
6
8
16?
7
Chaffinches
3
2
2
0
1
0
0
Collared D'Oves
0
0
1
2
0
1
2
Dunnock
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
Feral Pigeons
8
4
4
2
4
0
0
Goldfinches
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
Great Spotted Woodpecker
1
1
0
0
1
0
0
Great tits
7
6
4
4
3
7
2
Greenfinches
1
4
5
7
9
9
2
House Sparrows
1
1
0
3
1
5
8
Jays
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
Magpies
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
Robins
2
1
2
0
1
1
1
Starlings
2
2
0
2
4
0
0
Woodpigeons
2
1
0
0
2
0
0

Not quite as much of a change as I was expecting but a few notes, for my future reference as much as anything:

We still have two Blackbirds but Mrs B didn't turn up during the count.
The number of Blue Tits has been noticably higher since our neighbours (who also fed the birds) moved away. I suspect we're just getting a larger proportion of the flock now whereas before they were spread over the two gardens.
The Chaffinches remain pretty nervous and don't often venture to the feeders close to the house.
More Feral Pigeons than ever, presumably because of how messy all the other birds are, the FPs just hoover up the spilt seed and destroy our little lawn in the process as they waddle round in circles waitiung for the seeds to drop!
Only two Goldfinches in the survey and we only usually see two most days but still occasionhally get up to seven.
Just a single Greenfinch and this sadly is the norm these days.
Ditto with the Sparrow.
There's not often two Robins and indeed they were fighting when I counted them for the survey.

Canon EOS-1D Mark III
400 mm
400 ISO
1/640 sec
f 5.6
Flash: Not Fired