RSPB BIG Garden Bird Watch 2021 – Vinters Valley Results

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

2021 Results:

SpeciesNumber recorded in 20212020 vs 2021
BlackbirdBlackbird2-1
3 were recorded in 2020
Blue TitBlue Tit3+1
from 2020
RobinChaffinch3+3
from 2020
RobinDunnock2+2
from 2020
Great TitGreat Tit3No Change
Long-tailed TitLong-tailed Tit4-4
from 2020
MagpieMagpie1No Change
RobinRobin2+1
from 2020
Wood PigeonWood Pigeon1+1
from 2020
WrenWren1+1
from 2020

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

2021 Results:

SpeciesNumber recorded in 20212020 vs 2020
BlackbirdBlackbird2+1
from 2020
Blue TitBlue Tit6+2
from 2020
Coal TitCoal Tit1No Change
DunnockDunnock1No Change
Great TitGreat Tit2No Change
Long-tailed TitLong-tailed Tit5+3
from 2020
MagpieMagpie1+1
from 2020
NuthatchNuthatch2+2
from 2020
RobinRobin2No Change
Wood PigeonWood Pigeon1+1
from 2020

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!