Monday, 31 January 2011
RSPB Big Garden Watch Results for Leabank Square
Thanks to all who sent their results in for the RSPB's Big Garden Watch yesterday. The great news is that each year - more of us take part.
But the sad news is that for the 5th year running the numbers are declining. The Olympic construction has got to be a major factor in the decline. In a few weeks - more mature trees are going to be cut down. As I look out of the window at the doomed trees - I can see at least 3 nests that are going down with them.
But - we can try our best to rehouse some of the birds that will be homeless soon. Please see if you can stick up some more bird houses all around Leabank Square. If you have cats - please make sure that the boxes are well out of reach. And please hand as many fatballs as you can.
Both the Poundshop & the 99p shop in Stratford sell them very cheaply, so if you have a few spare pounds, please pop into them.
Anyway - here are the results:
Carrion Crow - 7
Feral Pigeon - 19
Magpie - 4
Woodpigeon - 2
Coots - 6
Pied Wagtails - 4
Mallards - 9
Kestrel - 1
Moorhens - 4
No sparrows at all this year - after the huge success last year - but then they lost their large brambles.
If you still have any more figures - please add them through the comments - or continue sending the email forms.
Thanks once again.