Uk news Thousands of Perth and Kinross residents take part in garden birdwatch PremierLeague-News.Com
MetiNews.Com - Participation in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch more than doubled in 2021 as people turned to nature to find comfort in lockdown
Breaking News ! The house sparrow has once again been named the most common bird in Perth and Kinross. Over 4000 residents across the region took part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, with the house sparrow turning up in 74 per cent of participating gardens. The next most common bird was the chaffinch, followed by the blue tit and blackbird. In terms of species represented, the top 10 was mostly unchanged from 2020, but the coal tit did make an appearance after being spotted in nearly 60 per cent of gardens, replacing the goldfinch. Participation in the annual event more than doubled in 2021 as people turned to nature to find comfort in lockdown. Read More Related Articles Calls to transform former iconic Perthshire hotel as it goes under auction Read More Related Articles App will help fight against dirty campers in Perth and Kinross Anne McCall, director of RSPB Scotland, said: “I am absolutely delighted with the number of people who have taken part in this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch, making it the biggest year ever for RSPB Scotland. “Of course, this has generated a massive amount of data which will help our scientists with important conservation work, but it also shows how many of us have turned to nature after what has been a very difficult 12 months. “Whether you have been taking part in Big Garden Birdwatch for many years, or if you have only just found your connection with nature, I hope spending an hour watching the birds in your garden or from your window has brought you comfort. “As the signs of spring start to emerge up and down the country, know that nature will always be there for us, but we must protect it. We need every voice raised to stand up for nature. The wildlife that brings us so much interest and solace is now just a fraction of what should be there. “Big Garden Birdwatch has shown that people across Scotland have a real passion for their local wildlife, we now need the Scottish government to take the global leadership, policy and legislative opportunities open to it this year to reverse the decline and restore nature now.
. The top 10 in Perth and Kinross: 1. House sparrow 2. Chaffinch 3. Blue tit 4. Blackbird 5. Starling 6. Woodpigeon 7. Robin 8. Great tit 9. Coal tit 10. Long tailed tit
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