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Big Garden Birdwatch 2009RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2009

The RSPB have release the results of their 2009 Big Garden Birdwatch. Full details can be found on the RSPB website by following the links below.

Surprise in the top ten
For the first time in the survey's 30-year history, the long-tailed tit has flown into the Big Garden Birdwatch top ten.

This highly sociable species increased by an astonishing 88% from last years count.Long-Tailed Tit

We believe this pleasant increase is because this insect-eating bird has adapted to feeding on seeds and peanuts at birdtables and from hanging feeders.

This result highlights perfectly the positive impact that our feeding and bird care can have on some birds.

Record-breaking celebration

Not content with putting a new bird in the top ten, 2009 has also seen a record-breaking number of you counting the birds in your garden.

Well over half a million people celebrated the 30th year of the Birdwacth with us, making this the biggest bird survey in the world.

A huge increase from humble beginnings in 1979 when just 30,000 children took part.

UK top 10 list
Who were the biggest movers in 2008? See the full top 10 list of birds seen in the Big Garden Birdwatch.

Local results for the average number of birds per garden are shown below:-

House sparrow 3.70
Starling 3.21
Blackbird 2.84
Blue tit 2.45
Chaffinch 2.01
Woodpigeon 1.85
Collared dove 1.44
Great tit 1.40
Robin 1.36
Long-tailed tit 1.34

Blue tit 2.70
Woodpigeon 2.55
Blackbird 2.47
House sparrow 1.90
Starling 1.75
Chaffinch 1.65
Great tit 1.58
Robin 1.47
Long tailed tit 1.30
Collared dove 1.15

Starling 2.97
House sparrow 2.70
Blackbird 2.65
Blue tit 2.40
Woodpigeon 2.18
Chaffinch 2.10
Robin 1.44
Great tit 1.37
Collared dove 1.32
Goldfinch 1.30

House sparrow 2.84
Blackbird 2.77
Starling 2.72
Blue tit 2.29
Chaffinch 2.02
Woodpigeon 1.98
Goldfinch 1.62
Long tailed tit 1.37
Great tit 1.31
Robin 1.31


2009 TOP3

House Sparrow - Click for more details

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