Posts Tagged ‘149’

I’ve been watching the birds in my Mum’s garden over the holidays and spotted not one but TWO new visitors to her garden; a pheasant and a willow tit. As I mentioned in my previous post I can I identify a pheasant but the willow tit had my mum and I scouring her bird book to identify it. They look very similar to the marsh tit but we think it was a willow tit, either way it was quite cool as they are both fairly rare. They are both on the RSPB’s ‘red list’ which means they are priorities for conservation.

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Her suggestion to learn to recognise five native birds or trees (149) was a perfect suggestion as it’s something I’d love to do but that wouldn’t have occured to me (god bless the list!). Here in central Brighton the bird-watching opportunities are limited to seagulls or pigeons or seagulls of pigeons so I might have to get out and about to test my skills.