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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Birdwatch and Tigers

And so what shall we talk about today?

Ok the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch results are in and the most seen Bird was the House Sparrow, followed by the Starling and Blackbird. However Sparrows are down in number by 2/3 since 1979 and starlings by 75%.

Seems to have been a good winter for seeing finches with Goldfinches making the top 10 for the first time and Siskins making the top 20. Even the Brambling and Redpoll was seen in greater numbers. This all seems to support anecdotal evidence from garden bird bloggers.

Apparently this may be a bad sign as it may mean that tree seed supplies have been poor this year and they've been forced into gardens to find food.

There is a new series on BBC 1 Sunday called Tiger Spy in the Jungle. It features Elephant Trunk cam. And you can read more here.

1 comment:

Toffeeapple said...

Looking forward to watching this, the clip on the web-site was amusing.