Did you take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017?
The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch results are in for 2017. The aim of the watch was to see how many of each bird species have been spotted in our back gardens, looking at trends and differences from previous years. Overall, it was a great success, with an increase in the numbers of birds visiting our gardens! Goldfinches, blackbirds and robins were among those with an increase in numbers compared to recent years, but unfortunately it was a bad year for blue tits, great tits and coal tits. It is thought that the bad weather during the breeding season is to blame, with fewer bugs being available to feed their young.
Remember that regularly putting food out for your garden birds all year round has a positive impact on them. Ourwild bird food means that the birds can devote less energy on foraging around for food sources, and more focus can be placed on defending territory, singing, nest building and nurturing their young. To find your nearest stockist click here.
If you’d like to read more on the Big Garden Birdwatch results, visit ww2.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/results