RSPB says successful breeding season and kind weather could see many species faring well in this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch
Fri 26 Jan 2018 06.01 GMT
Blue tits, great tits, greenfinches and chaffinches are set to bounce back into British gardens this winter after a successful breeding season and “relatively kind” conditions.
More than half a million people are expected to spend an hour this weekend spotting birds and other wildlife in the 39th year of the Big Garden Birdwatch, the world’s biggest wildlife survey.
The RSPB is predicting a bumper year for colourful finches and members of the tit family, including long-tailed tits, after disease and wet weather caused a population slump.
“This year could be a bumper weekend of sightings for some of our resident British birds,” said Daniel Hayhow, RSPB conservation scientist. “So keep your eyes peeled for the greenfinches, chaffinches and various tit species.”