Sunday, 21 July 2013

Garden Bird Survey

I missed this year's Garden Bird Survey because I was overseas. But am interested to see the results. You can check these out on the Landcare website. The graph shows just how dominant sparrows are along with silvereyes. Last year doing the survey made me pay more attention to the birds in the garden and I realized that we are visited by grey warblers in the winter. Not many people reporting warblers, I guess they like the native trees in our garden.
The survey made me realize too, just how different the garden is between summer and winter. In summer there is a chance we'd see kereru, but by winter they have all disappeared. Tui and fantails stick around. In winter the silvereyes come in flocks, whereas in summer there are just a few around.