Posted: 25/01/2014 at 19:46
higgy - that was a huge amount of birds you saw. I could hear the sparrows cheeping away in the hedge next to the window but I couldn't SEE them so not included. Still haven't been able to record my data yet.
That's a fairly normal day here although I would generally see Chaffinch, house Sparrow and Jackdaw also!
Since we have been developing the garden for wildlife and recording what visits our bird list has also grown, we currently sit at 45 species of bird in the four years that we have been doing this! We also have a butterfly list of 20 species and our moth list that we started this summer is at about 110 but we have a few UFO's!!
Having said this we are fortunate to have open countryside at the bottom of the garden but gardening for wildlife does work!!!
Hypercharleyfarley - I reckon your LBB's are most likely to be either sparrows or Dunnocks, the Dunnock is a much overlooked bird and is an interesting little chap when you take time to watch.
Did they look like this...
Or like these House Sparrows?...
Female House Sparrow
Outside Chance for a LBB could be the Reed Bunting?...
Reed Bunting (male on left, female right)
Any of those look like your LBB's??