The big birdwatch
- Posted Jan. 29, 2012 by Helen in Animals And Birds. Viewed 3619 times
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Every year the RSPB organise a ??Big Garden Birdwatch?? [rspb.org.uk]where members of the public watch the birds in their gardens for an hour and record how many of each species they saw. I would have taken part with the event today (as I did last year [photoblog.com]) but with all the mild weather we??ve been having lately the birds we would normally see in our garden have been almost entirely absent. I guess they must have enough natural food available so they haven??t needed our birdfeeders. Instead I decided to go to the WWT [wwt.org.uk] centre at Arundel for a couple of hours and see what birdlife I could photograph there. Although it??s mainly a centre for wetland birds they have a couple of areas with feeders for smaller birds and these were a hive of activity. It??s a particularly good spot for photography too as there are lots of natural looking perches around the feeders so it??s relatively easy to catch some natural looking bird portraits.
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