Big Garden Birdwatch 2022



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

We are all spending more time in our own garden and local green spaces. The last two years have been a fabulous opportunity to get to know more about birds that are common in our garden and how we can help and support them.


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 all in my garden, in Lichfield!

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

As part of Michael Drayton Junior School Big Schools' Birdwatch, 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, this short film shows why watching the birds is so important to me!