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The results are in from our RSPB BIG Garden Birdwatch surveys, which were carried on Sunday 31st January 2021.
With the Covid-19 situation we only carried out two surveys this year, taking care with social distancing.
Did the Blue Tit & Long-tailed Tit keep their top spot (for Vinters Valley Nature Reserve)?
Let’s find out……
Feeding Station 1
Last Years (2020) Top Species: Long-tailed Tit
|Species||Number recorded in 2021||2020 vs 2021|
3 were recorded in 2020
|Great Tit||3||No Change|
|Long-tailed Tit||4||-4 |
Sadly no Goldcrest or Great Spotted Woodpecker were recorded.
At this station one Grey Squirrel was recorded and also a Wood Mouse.
The top species at this feeding station was: Long-tailed Tit (keeping its number one spot)
The Lodge Bird Feeding Station
With the Covid-19 situation, we did not carry out a survey at this feeding station
Netley Meadow Feeding Station
Last Years (2020) Top Species: Blue Tit
|Species||Number recorded in 2021||2020 vs 2020|
|Coal Tit||1||No Change|
|Great Tit||2||No Change|
The top species at this feeding station was Blue Tit (keeping its number one spot)
Sadly no Chaffinch or Wren were recorded.
Whilst carrying out the surveys it was noticed some species were spending more time feeding on Fats and Seeds than Peanuts. Also the weather, over the weekend was different and may count towards the survey results.
The results have been submitted to the RSPB and entered into the reserves database.
We will be taking part again in 2022!