Saturday, 31 January 2015

And so ends the voting of the Liverpool watch - RSPB Liverpool's BGBW

Thanks to all who sent in their recordings 

A total of 21 gardens and 1 park were scrutinised.

SPECIES
NO’ OF GARDENS
SEEN IN
TOTAL NO’S OF
 SPECIES SEEN
RANKING
By no’s seen
RANKING
By gardens found
BLACKBIRD
20
50
1 J
3
MISTLE THRUSH
1
1
15 J
20 J
WREN
7
7
9
15 J
BLUE TIT
20
42
 1 J
4
GREAT TIT
17
38
2
5
COAL TIT
6
7
10 J
15 J
LONG TAILED TIT
3
5
13 J
15
ROBIN
16
22
3
10
BLACKCAP
3
3
13 J
18
STARLING
8
33
8 J
7
DUNNOCK
12
17
5
12
HOUSE SPARROW
8
52
8 J
2
FERAL PIGEON
6
61
10 J
1
WOODPIGEON
14
26
4
8
COLLARED DOVE
7
8
9
14
GOLDFINCH
9
35
7
6
CHAFFINCH
6
16
10
13
CHIFFCHAFF
1
1
15 J
20 J
JAY
5
7
11
15 J
JACKDAW
4
18
12 J
11
MAGPIE
11
25
6
9
CROW
3
6
13 J
16
RING NECKED PARAKEET
1
4
15 J
17 J
NUTHATCH
1
1
15 J
20 J
GT SPOTTED WOODPECKER
2
4
14 J
17 J
KESTREL
1
1
15 J
20 J
PIED WAGTAIL
1
1
15 J
20 J
GREY WAGTAIL
1
1
15 J
20 J
LESSER BLACK BK GULL
2
2
14 J
19
BLACK HEADED  GULL
1
1
15 J
20 J
HERRING GULL
1
1
15 J
20 J
GREY SQUIRREL
3
4


CATS
2
2


MONTY ADELIE PENGUIN
1
1





Once again the curse of the bird watch would appear to have fallen,  in that the majority of our watchers reported  -
‘Sadly it was one of the quietest days in the garden for a while’,   ‘  the birds were mostly staying away from my garden too’ ,  ‘ they all decided to stay away despite all the lovely food’ ,  ‘Mine was pretty pathetic,’  ‘ Where did all our birds go?’ ‘ Did they know about the Big Garden Bird watch and went on a go-slow?’


And for one particular unlucky individual ,

Poplar demise - K Appleton
Settling down in a comfy chair, plate of hot buttered toast and a nice steaming cuppa, binoculars count sheet and pen ready for the hour  -Then Calamity, a buzzsaw noise from next door’s garden,  here was  a team of tree surgeons  taking down two one hundred ft  Populars. Oh no. If I was a bird I would vacate the area, so for mitigating circumstances there was no point in waiting around!  Poor Keith. 


Watch out  - K Appleton

(On a plus point he did share with me this photo he took of a Giant Gull at Crosby!)







To be fair, there were a few positives,  ‘ delighted to see that 'my' woodpecker turned up’, ‘ I had a lucky day’. ‘ finally, on the stroke of the hour, the blackcap!’, ‘The lady at the back encourages the gulls by putting out bread for them and the jackdaws like it too - hence the large numbers.Happy birding!’

Comparing our mini watch to last years, we had more visiting blackcaps, no winter thrushes, parakeets have crept in  and Jays and Jackdaws have arrived big time- something I've noticed myself in the last couple of year here in west derby and yes they were missing when I did my count!.

All differences I guess could be down to weather and new recorders/their garden locations.

http://liverpoolrspb.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/a-battered-big-garden-birdwatch.html


Remember in a world bereft of birds even a magpie would be welcome!

For those of you who have enjoyed taking part in the big garden birdwatch and would like to record more, please consider joining the BTO garden birdwatch , this will involve you recording your birds every week and uploading them to the BTO. The count includes other nature sightings such as insects & mammals and also records the type of food you put out, more recently they have included your sightings of diseased & dead specimens.


2 comments:

Rob said...

Does that mean the same blackcap seen in two gardens? :)

laura bimson said...

No it just meant I'd had too much weekend Pernod!
Checked and altered.