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Our member Tom Howard-Jones wrote:
Sunday 31st January 2021 - 08:00 to 09:15 RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch It was a clear sunny morning with a beautiful dawn and a nearly full moon. We counted birds for the RSPB survey using their rules. In particular, we only counted the maximum number of any species that we saw at one time. Counting the swirling flocks of Black-headed Gulls and the argumentative Canada Geese was a challenge. The two adult Egyptian Geese were noisily protecting their group of 6 goslings (one has been lost). The two Great Crested Grebes were together near the main island. We saw 24 species in total. A full list of birds seen is given in the Bird Table . We did our own garden bird count the day before in the continuous rain. We saw 10 species and, of course, the woodpecker only turned up after we had finished.