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The blue tit tops Bucks birdwatch event

The national Big Garden Birdwatch took place in January.

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 7:55am 5th April 2020. 2-minute read.

The blue tit tops Bucks birdwatch event

The blue tit has topped the list in Bucks Big Garden Birdwatch.

The Big Garden Birdwatch is organised by RSPB and 7,500 people took part in Buckinghamshire this year. 

Over half a million people across the UK spent an hour watching the birds that visit their garden or outdoor space as part of the event. 

For many garden birds are an important link to nature, and for some makes up the majority of their connection to wildlife.

house sparrow

Over 15 hundred school children and teachers across Bucks also took place in the nature watching event.

The top 5 birds in 2020 RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch in Buckinghamshire were: 

  1. Blue Tit
  2. House sparrow
  3. Starling
  4. Woodpigeon
  5. Blackbird
National results

Beccy Speight, the RSPB's Chief Executive, said:

"We know that for many people, garden birds provide an important connection to the wider world and bring enormous joy. These are difficult and unsettling times for all of us, but we hope that nature can provide a welcome respite in whichever form and wherever you may encounter it. 

"Despite everything that's going on in the world, nature is still doing its thing. Birds are singing and blossom is bursting. Watching wildlife, whether from a window or a balcony or even online, can offer many of us hope, joy and a welcome distraction, and so we are keen to help you carry on connecting with the natural world.  

"Over the coming days and weeks, we will be helping people to share their wildlife encounters and provide ideas for things you can do for wildlife close to home. Follow RSPB England on Twitter and Facebook" 

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