Miles Kelly's Big Garden Birdwatch 2016

February 03, 2016

To show their appreciation of the RSPB (The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds), and because they love any excuse to get outdoors, staff at Miles Kelly volunteered to take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch 2016 from their own back gardens.

All the staff who got involved took a RSPB checklist home with them and planned when they were going to do their birdwatch. Here are some of the highlights and top spots from the weekend.

Becky, our Digital Marketing Officer, took part in her birdwatch on Saturday morning from 8.30 – 10.30am. She saw six woodpigeons, six house sparrows, four blackbirds, three robins and two blue tits. She also spotted two jays, which were not on the list! Becky enjoyed the experience and is used to seeing lots of birds in her garden because she has a bird house.

Ruth, our Foreign Rights Director, chose to birdwatch on Sunday morning, from 10.10am onwards. She noted down eight chaffinches, six house sparrows, three starlings, two blackbirds, two collared doves, two robins, two long-tailed tits, two blue tits and two wood pigeons. Despite living in the countryside, Ruth was quite surprised about how many she saw in such a short space of time.

Pete, our Financial Director, his wife Sonya and daughters Grace, Hannah and Evanthe, settled down at 10.20am to watch out for birds on Saturday morning. They counted five house sparrows, two blue tits, two dunnocks, one coal tit, one wood pigeon and one blackbird.

Fran, our Senior Editor, along with her husband and son Toby, birdwatched together. Their results were extraordinary. They saw 18 woodpigeons, five blue tits, four long-tailed tits, two blackbirds, two robins, two great tits, two coal tits, one chaffinch and one dunnock. Toby also added three more to the list with sightings of a wren, two crows, and three rooks. Toby had a great time as you can see in the photos!


What did you see on the Big Garden Birdwatch 2016? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter.

If you’ve got the bug for nature spotting, continue the fun with one of our great outdoor handbooks for kids.

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