Families and schools asked to join RSPB birdwatch

By Richard Wright

Friday, January 24, 2014

 

Families and schools asked to join RSPB birdwatch

Blackbirds are a common visitor to Isle of Wight gardens. Picture by Peter Boam.

THE RSPB is hoping to beat last year’s number of people on the Isle of Wight taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch.

In 2013, 1,743 Isle of Wight residents were among more than 500,000 people in the UK to take part.

This year’s event takes place this weekend.

Last year, the blue tit was the most frequently reported bird seen in Island gardens, with 85 per cent of respondents seeing more than three.

The blackbird came in second, with 93 per cent seeing more than two.

In third place was the house sparrow, with 47 per cent spotting more than two.

Numbers of gold finches, long-tailed tits, song thrushes and wrens in Island gardens have all fallen.

For details on how to take part visit www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch

Reporter: richardw@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by Keven Ball

25th January 2014, at 12:10:22

I feel the IOW would have some lovely birds as the natural environment would be perfect for them. I hope some people can upload some pictures on the site for others to see?

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by David Blackford

25th January 2014, at 08:52:17

I get lots of birds in my back garden. Sadly, all the feathered variety

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by Russell Palin

25th January 2014, at 07:47:05

Oh deer Russell had one too many last night LOL

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by Russell Palin

24th January 2014, at 22:43:19

So what I boils down to is this.
Saving a few rare birds is nothing against allowing the over population of a whole planet.
It is about time we slowed down our reproductions and efficiency's .
We will wipe out everything that is genetically superior to us because we are "more business like" for gods sake.
Yet they the animals are far more robust than us.....
Good night.

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by Russell Palin

24th January 2014, at 22:27:45

Now I don't think that's too strong.
No swearing etc, but. It could upset. Perhaps we are becoming soft...
Well they shouldn't have scrapped "Thomas and his friends" in front of me then should they then. I feel for the children of the 60'round here.
Either way there was no blood but golly what a shocker.....
Birds will out do us mark my words, so will Badgers and foxes.
Thats why I love screaming this stuff at the top of my voice.
Hope the kids are listening.

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by Russell Palin

24th January 2014, at 22:12:29

For the more advanced adults/ children I have just said that we should help the birds and if we don't . They will become the most advanced animal on the planet again. Mmmmmm.
Ha Ha Ha. That is without feinting a speech impediment.
No computer algorithm will double cross Russell and live .Com. LOL.....

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by Russell Palin

24th January 2014, at 22:03:06

The free movement of migrating Animals in Africa is about to come to an abrupt halt folks........You Know "Time Life kind of stuff"
Ban wire in Africa, it could be as simple as that.
But I am afraid it is far from simples. Indeed.it is so muddy even Somerset is sinking and the Tor is there Again, without tourists/grockles.
Anyway life goes on .
I keep feeding the birds and at least they are OK

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by Russell Palin

24th January 2014, at 20:31:01

If not go to Africa and see......

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by Russell Palin

24th January 2014, at 20:29:50

I wonder how many think it is funny I haul the Ash up Compton eh?
Simples I love it.
Animals Are that simple, like me.
Russell saves the Ash timber from Compton, because he cares.
For his pocket.
Thje richer we are at soul, Generally we look after animals the same, sad but true. Birdtable ="doing OK"
The letters on the keyboard are arranged for your dutiful compliance. LOL

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