The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch of 2022 takes place for one hour between 28 and 30 January 2022.
More than a million people last year took part in the huge survey of Britain’s birds, surely the largest citizen science project in the world.
1. Watch the birds around you for one hour
2. Count how many of each species of bird lands on your patch
3. Go online and record what you saw
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Last Year’s Top 10
Re. the Rook in that picture – when the feeder is full right to the top he’s worked out how to land on the cross-bar, flick the lid up with his beak – hard enough that it stays in place – then he can pick nuts out of the feeder.
Once the feeder goes down and he can’t get the nuts that way, he goes back and joins his Parliament to roam the country side. Then when it’s full again, he returns. He’s always on his own though – we don’t know why the others don’t cash in on his idea. We think they’re from the Woodwick House rookery. We call him Rooky – not very imaginative, but we say it in Yorkshire – Rooooooky.
Here he is….