A brilliant Bird Sightings Report from Chris Acomb (for the period January – March 2021)

This year we got off to another good start with bird sightings.  To date we have had 61 species of birds reported from in and around Addingham. There are still a few records to be collated, so the question is will we beat last year’s count of 61 species? The Great British Garden Bird watch took place during the last weekend of January (29th – 31st). A number of Addingham residents sent me copies of the record they had submitted to RSPB. This helps us see the local picture. Several people continue to record their garden birds each month and send in a report of their sightings.  We have received reports of 37 different species of birds seen in the gardens of Addingham. As you would expect the commonly reported birds were: Bluetits (14 gardens), Blackbirds (13) and Robin (11). It is important to record these currently common birds so we can monitor trends over years. The rarer garden bird sightings this year included:

Bullfinch                                          3 gardens          
Goldcrest                                        4 gardens
Great Spotted Woodpecker        3 gardens
Greenfinch                                     2 gardens
Lesser Red Poll                             3 gardens
Siskin                                              4 gardens
Willow warbler                              1 garden

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