Birds in my Garden


Great Tit

It seemed very quiet during my Big Garden Birdwatch, the Great Tit and Blue Tit were most numerous. A few of my regular visitors didn’t show at all.  When making a concentrated effort to watch wildlife, I always think something incredible or unusual will occur – perhaps I will encounter something never before witnessed, or discover a new species.  Silly really.  It does make me watch with special care though, and I love that sense of alertness, and of course I do learn so much about the birds and their behaviour from this dedicated viewing.  I did manage a few sketches too, this one is a Great Tit in pastel.

My bird visitors for the Big Garden Birdwatch 2015 were:

Great Tit, Blue Tit, Robin, Cole Tit, Pheasant, Jackdaw, Wren, Wood Pigeon, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Magpie, Dunnock.

I was distracted some of the time by two very amorous rabbits and a mole hill which began as a few crumbles of fresh soil, and grew and grew over the hour, though I didn’t see the culprit.





  1. Comment by countrysidetales:

    My count was lower this year too- it seems to be a trend. Love the sketch.

    • Reply by Jennifer:

      I wonder why? Maybe the birds are a little confused about the warmer days promising spring, and then being plunged into arctic freezes and snow – though yesterday I was busy with birds and a large flock of Goldfinch spent some time preening and flitting about on the fence top here.

  2. Comment by countrysidetales:

    It’s probably the Law of Sod- the minute the hour’s up they all appear :o)

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