Wednesday, March 31, 2010

UK's Big Garden Birdwatch finds small garden/yard birds hit by cold weather

The UK's Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) held its Big Garden Birdwatch (BGBW) on the last two days of January. Leading up to the BGBW, concerns were expressed about the impact of the UK's harsh winter on common garden/yard birds.

The results are now in from this year's BGBW, and it looks like those concerns were well-founded:

One interesting factoid, from the BBC News article, is that European Starling numbers have fallen by 79% since the first annual birdwatch was held thirty years ago.

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