It is so easy to take everyday garden birds for granted. You put the food out, watch them feed and after a few days what was there tends to be forgotten. So one of the finds for me this year has been the BTO Garden Bird Watch website (see here). Once a week I watch the garden for 20 minutes and record the peak numbers of birds seen (you can watch for as long as you like, as long as you are consistent). Not only do you help contribute to national statistics on trends in bird numbers, but it also keeps a list of the various birds seen in your garden, and the frequency with which they have been recorded. Other species of wildlife can also be recorded.
So, over the past 6 months I can see that Read the rest of this entry »