Oh, seems I didn’t read the instructions on Big Garden Birdwatch survey

Commenters here have told me I didn’t fill the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch survey correctly. Perhaps it would have been preferable had I read the instructions before completing the survey, which are,

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Watch the birds in your garden or park for one hour. The more people watching, the better – so why not invite your family and friends.
  2. Record the highest number of each bird species you see at any one time – not the total over the hour, as birds may visit more than once.
  3. Only count the birds that land in your garden or park, not those flying over.
  4. Once your hour’s up, fill in the details for other wildlife that visits your garden or park during the year.

I added the total of bird visitors, not the highest number at any one time. Our results should have been as follows – my incorrect number is shown after the correct number.

  • Blackbird: 2 not 3
  • Blue Tit: 3 not 10
  • Dunnock: 1
  • Long Tailed Tit: 5 not 20
  • Magpie: 2
  • Robin: 1 not 2
  • Wood Pigeon: 1

Am I contrite, hmm, yep.

One thought on “Oh, seems I didn’t read the instructions on Big Garden Birdwatch survey

  1. Lucky you having only one woodpigeon. You should see the disgusting mess they leave on our patio, especially after a feast of young beech leaves.

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