BGB 2020 – The Results

Our fourth annual bird-watching event, held on Sunday 26th January, recorded the highest number of birds yet.

Bird Watching Team

We ran the event as part of the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch weekend with local experts from the Knutsford Ornithological Society. We covered the whole of The Heath, including the woodland, by splitting into three groups and then collating our results after observing for one hour.

Our keen-eyed spotters saw twenty different species – one more than last year.

A new species was the Redwing. Though it is not resident, the flock was moving through on its normal winter migration.

The most striking find was the increased number of Long-tailed Tits. It is evidence of a well-established and thriving population of these charming birds on The Heath.

Below is a yearly comparison of the species showing the number of individuals seen at any one time:

Species 2017 2018 2019 2020
Blackbird2211
Blackheaded Gull426
Blue Tit4446
Bullfinch1
Buzzard 3 1
Carrion Crow2223
Chaffinch1411
Coal Tit1 21
Collared Dove 1 
Feral Pigeon 2 
Goldcrest312
Goldfinch7151
Great Spotted Woodpecker1111
Great Tit2324
Jackdaw2444
Jay1  
Kestrel  1
Long-tailed Tit43811
Magpie46310
Nuthatch1122
Pied Wagtail2
Redwing5
Robin1111
Song Thrush111
Treecreeper 1 1
Waxwing2  
Wood Pigeon4  467
Wren 111
Grand Total 47 48 53 64

Kevin Griffiths

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