RSPB Garden Birdwatch results

The results of the annual RSPB Garden Birdwatch are in. Go to www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch/results/ for more and see below. 

With an average of 3.60 seen per garden, the house sparrow retained its top spot with starlings coming in second and blackbirds completing the top three.

Overall, the average number of birds seen in each garden has declined by a fifth since 2004, and house sparrows have decreased by almost two thirds since 1979, and starlings by three quarters over the same period.

Despite this, however, four species of finch, which spend the winter in the UK, were seen in increased numbers.

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