We decided to do our bird count at lunch time on Saturday and thank goodness we did as Sunday was so cold and very windy. The trees were swaying at an alarming angle and branches were whipping around in a frenzy. The birds were sitting deep inside the hedges with just a few hardy souls - goldfinches - bouncing around on the swirling branches whilst making their minds up whether or not to fly down to the feeders.
We started the count on Saturday from about 1.45p.m and saw only little birds. The usual wood pigeons and collard doves didn't appear neither did any starlings and we only saw one blackbird. I was hoping that the pair of greenfinches we'd seen on the feeders earlier in the week would return but they didn't. Mostly we saw finches and tits flitting backwards and forwards between the bushes and the feeders. We did have a visit from a pair of long tailed tits which was lovely as they are one of my favourites.
Below is a list of what we spotted in the hour.
Goldfinch - 11
Long Tailed tit - 2
Blue tit - 2
Sparrows - 8
Great tit - 2
Blackbird - 1
Dunnock - 1
Robin - 1
Did you take part in the Birdwatch and if so did you have lots of visitors or see anything unusual?