Apparently the number of birds recorded as part of the RSPB's big birdwatch is at a five year low.
Species that showed a marked fall were Songthrush down 65% and Blackbird down 25%. The Robin was also down. What we don't know of course is whether this is a decline in actual population, or due to the fact that birds were able to find more food in the countryside, due to less harsh weather.
The most commonly reported birds were House Sparrow, Starling and Blue Tit. In Scotland it was the Chaffinch.