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Big Garden Birdwatch 2024



January 26th - 28th

Get to know the birds that are most common in British gardens! 

Many people have discovered the joy of wildlife on their doorstep, spending more time in their gardens and local green spaces. Fabulous for good mental health, feeding the birds and watching wildlife is proven to improve mood, calm the mind and connect you to a world outside of the stresses and strains of every day life. Feeding the birds is one of the easiest ways of attracting birds to your garden and the joy they bring to me is immeasurable. 

These pages are designed to help anyone who is interested in improving their knowledge of British garden birds. 


With the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch at the end of January, it's the best time to start getting to know and recognise your garden visitors. The activities below can get you started and then practise your ID skills on the  live cams in my garden.


Start learning to recognise common species


Which feeders  should I use?

What food should I feed?

Fun feeders from everyday objects

What species can you see visiting these feeders?

These are in my garden, in South Wales

What food?

What to watch for.....

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Blue tit

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Bullfinch (male)

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Great tit

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Long-tailed tit

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Coal tit

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Blackbird (male)

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Blackbird (female)

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Wood pigeon

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Stock dove

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Chaffinch (male)

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Chaffinch (female)


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Bullfinch (female)

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Collared Dove

Great-spotted woodpecker

Bird Mastermind

I offer a range of activities for schools to help them get involved in Big School's Birdwatch. When I was teaching at  Michael Drayton Junior School,  we had a Bird Mastermind.  2 pupils  were nominated to represent each class in the school. 

What would YOU score... could you beat our Bird Mastermind Champion?

Practise your ID skills

by watching the live footage from my cameras, as part of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2022. What species can you spot visiting?




Great tit



See my cams alongside Chris Packham's garden feeder in this video as part of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2022

Why Watch birds?

Filmed as part of a piece I did with Chris Packham, during lockdown, this short film shows why watching the birds is so important to me!

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