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I have a small 20 x 30 foot rear garden and thought I would list how many birds I have seen and photographed over the last few years. I live in a small town in Dorset.
Much to my surprise the number totals 24.
Starling. Thrush. Night jar. Black Cap. Great Tit. Coal Tit. Blue Tit.
Long Tailed Tit. Black Bird. Jay. Nuthatch. Woodpecker. Dunnock. Sparrow. Robin. Wren.
Greenfinch. Goldfinch. Chaffinch. Bullfinch. Pigeon. Magpie. Crow. Wagtail.
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Off the top of my head i can count:
Blue tit, Coal tit, Great tit, Robin, Siskin, Wren, Tree creeper, Sparrow, yellow wagtail, long tailed tit, chaffinch, greenfinch, bullfinch, goldfinch, waxwing, Blackies, jackdaw, rook, starling, woodpecker, wood pigeon, collared doves, redwing
Plus the nightly visits of the barn owls and tawnies, and occasional visitors of buzzards, kestrel, sparrowhawk and ducks (!?!!)
I'm sure there is a few i have missed
Thats an incredible number Nick
Ive never thought about counting and listing all the birds Ive captured in my similar sized back garden....I shall list them here later once counted!!
Its a great idea for a post and it would be great to see others counts and species
28 species that I can remember.
Jay, Sparrowhawk, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Robin, Song Thrush, Dunnock, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Long tailed Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Greenfinch, Blackcap, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Feral Pigeon, Wood Pigeon, Heron, Buzzard, Bullfinch, Collard Dove, Redwing, House Sparrow, Goldcrest, Starling, Chaffinch, Grey Wagtail, Goldfinch.
Ah yeah, forgot to count in magpies, thrush (song), heron and fieldfare
We count the different visitors to our garden also and at the moment we have had 56 different species this year.............the latest newbie was yesterday 29/11/2012 and it was a Redwing............I failed to grab a picture because at the same moment I spotted the Redwing we had a Sparrowhawk attack...........luckily this time it left without capturing any birds.
29 bird species, plus foxes
None as I have two killer cats
Do have a badger set 30 metres behind the house in the undergrowth though, but it's difficult to get them to pose on sticks.
We have kept a bird count for each house we have owned.
Yesterday added number 35 for this one - a Brambling. Very pretty and on a feeder. Oddly despite trees and numerous feeders have never seen a Nuthatch here.
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