Attempt one was Saturday 25th January. As usual the Welsh weather didn't let us down. It was rainy and for those of you who aren't familiar with Wales .... IT ALWAYS RAINS!!! Like always. There is no getting away from the damp soggy weather here in sunny Wales. So unless the birds/ wildlife had a good pair of wellingtons and a coat, they were staying tucked up nice and warm. Not only was it torrential rain but it was also super duper windy!
Result - total disaster!
The weather today Sunday 26th January was looking a little off. I woke to hear the rain on the window so decided to have a sneaky lay-in until it started to brighten up a little later on. I snuggled in the warm with my trusted side-kik (Fergie) watching from a safe distance. It was a slow start but eventually the birds started arriving! I was pleased to see the usual folk showed up so that I at least had something to count. By the end of my hour of bird watching I had a decent number to write down.
The usual suspects : Robin - 2, Great tit - 1, Blue tit -3, Magpie - 6, Starling - 1, Collard Dove - 2, Wood Pigeon - 1, Nuthatch - 2, Jackdaw - 15, Black bird - 4, + 1 greedy Squirrel.
There were one or two others but I am still trawling through a couple of bird books to try and name the little buggers! The small birds move at super sonic speed that it is almost impossible to keep up.
Once I can name all of my visitors I shall be jotting them down on the form provided by the RSBP (or you can input the results online but I think it is a little slow due to everyone trying to visit) and then I shall be posting it back. By the sound of those talking on Twitter it seems most people have had a wash out but I'm sure everyone who took part has had a ball! I know I have. :D