Young Robin - taken 2009 in back garden - Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Ireland


When was the last time you actually watched wildlife in your back garden?

Today? Last week? Can't remember? In today's modern world, we are finding it increasingly difficult to relax and take time out from work or family. This blog is to remind you all of the free entertainment that we can enjoy each and every day - WILDLIFE!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sorry Mum!

Okay - I owe my mum an apology!

I didn't think she would get many birds in her garden for the RSPB survey but she proved me wrong!

Her list is as follows:-

6 Blackbirds
5 Blue Tits
3 Chaffinches
2 Collared Doves
2 Dunnocks
2 Great Tits
3 House Sparrows
1 Long Tailed Tit
3 Robins
2 Starlings
2 Woodpigeons

A total of 11 species - 1 less than me, aah never mind (I won!)

I think she did very well to say she's always complaining that nothing eats her food anymore now that the new neighbours have moved in (they removed the ivy that the Blue tits nested in every year and they have 2 cats!)

Thanks for doing that mum!

I still say the cold weather helped ;-)


Cheryl said...

Come on everyone three cheers for Sharon's Mum.

Great bird survey.....I did mine today and was pleased with the results......

Jenny said...

There's nothing like a bit of friendly rivalry to spice things up a bit! Well done both of you. Love your new header by the way Sharon.

Sharon said...

Thanks gals!

Chris said...

Well i guess it was then a nice surprise for you... Life is nice when it surprises you!!!

ShySongbird said...

You and your Mum did well with your lists Sharon. I was disappointed not to see a Dunnock for mine, I'm sure it was hanging around somewhere, as usual but it wasn't playing the game :)

Beautiful photos below, how lovely to have a pair of Thrushes, I love their song.

ShySongbird said...

Oops! Forgot to say, stunning header photo :)

Warren Baker said...

You got 5 species your mum didn't Sharon, she only got one that you didn't get. :-)

Angad Achappa said...

Nice species you got in your garden. I think i need to do a survey in mine too. :) And congrats on winning... ;)
Angad Achappa