Fewer birds spotted in UK gardens

Posted by NH Admin on Thursday, 23rd March 2006, 17:09

The number of birds visiting British gardens is on the decline, according to a survey involving 470,000 people.

See the article on the BBC website at
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4835208.stm

Blackbird – 94.71%
Blue tit – 84.44%
Robin – 84.19%
House sparrow – 67.71%
Chaffinch – 58.99%
Collared dove – 58.54%
Woodpigeon – 57.28%
Great tit – 57.10%
Starling – 50.95%
Greenfinch – 45.25%

Numbers are the percentage of gardens the species were seen in.

2 responses to “Fewer birds spotted in UK gardens”

  1. Anonymous says:

    There are fewer in ours at the moment because there is a sparrowhawk about!!!

    We came home last year to find one on our patio – he had crashed into the patio doors whilst swooping over the bird feeders.

    Poor thing had to be destroyed by the vet due to unrepairable damage. It was a beautiful bird.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Go to page 29 of this PDF for the top 15 species seen on the Isle of Wight:

    http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/bgbwresults2006_tcm5-99327.pdf

    Debbie Pledge

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