The 13 week survey period certainly rocked along: It was a pretty average out turn for us , not without its highlights though and it brought a total of 30 species to the garden since last December.
Most abundant, and consistent visitor was Chaffinch, up to 29 of them, but no Brambling, which we half expected to record in the flock. The next most abundant bird was Coal Tit, with a peak of 16 in week two - the highest numbers were at the beginning of the season in December. Blackbirds are always fun to watch, patrolling the open areas: a peak of 12 was recorded in week one and we never recorded less than 6 in a week.
|Male Blackbird: cold weather brought them close to the feeding station (c.OOS)|
Long tailed Tits were perhaps the cutest visitor, appearing in the last five weeks of the survey, just when it got cold!
|Long tailed Tit (c.OOS)|
|What a difference a tail makes! (c.OOS)|