Update -Big Garden Birdwatch
The weather definitely had an effect on our Big Garden Birdwatch at the weekend. It will be interesting to see how the national picture pans out, but strong winds, rain, hail and snow all conspired to make the number of birds in the garden at an all time low!
There was a spectacular thunderstorm here at the weekend, hail, lightening and very strong squally wind and rain. It certainly spoiled the Big Garden Birdwatch, because apart from 1 brave sparrow most of the birds we'd normally see were tucked up in the conifers and not in the garden.
It is normally fun to see what species are visiting and count the birds in the garden but this weekend it was a very brave bird that ventured out! We did spot a crow 'flying' backwards as the rain and wind stopped his progress...!