Today I took part in the R.S.P.B Big Garden Bird Watch for 2011. I watched between 10.40am and 11.40am through the kitchen window. Here are my results.

4 robins, 7 blackbirds, 3 blue tits, 2 great tits, 6 starlings, 1 coal tit, 11 house sparrows, 1 dunnock and 2 collared doves.

With the exception of the robin, I think these numbers are down on what I would have expected based on my casual observations on other days.

For example I know we have far more blue tits and great tits and many more blackbirds.

Anyway I’ve done it now and sent off my findings to the R.S.P.B. I’ll do it again next year and compare my findings.