Two weeks today (or yesterday or the day before) you might be doing the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. I will; probably listening to Desert Island Discs while I do.
It’s a tradition now that attracts around half a million participants each year. You can read what I think of it in the next Birdwatch magazine which should appear a few days ahead of BGBW.
This week the ‘best’ bird in my garden on a series of rainy days was a male Sparrowhawk which sat on the fence, leaning our way I thought, for 20 minutes or so.
There has been a male Blackcap seen in the garden every day since 4 January with a female too on one day and yesterday there were two males at the same time.
The question is – will there be Blackcaps in the garden all the way until BGBW and then will they deign to turn up on the day, or actually in the hour.