Friday, 3 February 2012

We have all been down to Cornwall  to visit Aunt.
While down there it was the weekend of the RSPB Garden Bird Count!

We assisted Mrs H in taking part...

We counted for one whole hour!
Birdie spotting for a purpose! Bliss.

Darcy (left)                                    Bingley (right)

This is us part way into the count. 
Admittedly, we were occasionally distracted by our edible cat grass
(Mrs H is growing it for us so we have something to chew inside)

Darcy longer able to hold back..... 

Bingley                                             Darcy

The birdie count wore us out!
But we are special cats and can dream (of birdies) and count at the same time!

Blackbirds x 2 (female/male)
Black Cap x 1
Hedge Sparrow x 4
Coal Tit x 2
Finch x 1
Wren x 1

If you took part, do let us know what you spotted!


  1. We have a day in the States as well, Darcy and Bingley. We will let you know what we spot. xoxoxox

  2. And Mommy said to tell you she is everlastingly grateful that your mommy still has the medal that Admiral made for you boys. Thanks you. Admiral always looked and always smiled. xoxoxox

  3. Oh, Bingley and Darcy I'm sure you enjoyed your birdie count! We counted 1 robin, 3 blackbirds (all male) 12 sparrows, 1 dunnock, 1 wood pigeon and 3 starlings. The thrush that visits everyday didn't appear in our hour of watching neither did the bullfinch we'd seen just a couple of days before:)

  4. Even though you were sometimes distracted, you did a good job! That's quite a few different birds you recorded. :)

  5. We didn't take part, but we didn't see anything at our house, but the old crows. They don't even look tasty. MOL!

  6. We could get into birdie watching! We're good at it!

  7. You boys are so helpful!!! The bird count looks like it was a lot of fun :-)

  8. From our view, all we see are big, black, NOISY cawing crows. Ugh.

  9. Alas Mum didn't tell us about this - she said she thought we might be too enthusiastic!!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  10. Ahhhh... bliss after all that work counting (and keeping paws off is such hard work when it comes to birdies)....

    Lads, you did well!

    I've never participated in a bird count, but I think it would be a great way to spend a day.

    Sounds like you all had fun!

  11. MOL Bingley and Darcy...sometimes when I'm watching Bird TV outside I get so dizzy I also have to take a 4 or 5 hour nap!!
    Great post and pictures.
    Hugs Madi

  12. Bird counting sounds fun. And you got very impressive result! We have birds coming near our house in spring but not winter.
    I hope you got a long good nap after that and had very sweet dreams :-)

  13. Oh wow!! Oh me and Charlie hope to participate in the next one! This sounds so wonderful! Well done gorgeous Darcey, Bingly for snoopervising mum and dad! How wonderful!!!

    Black caps and hedge sparrows!! We love blackbirds too (they do sing most gorgeously!) but it's so nice to have these more unusual ones too - well unusual here! LOL!

    Take care


Welcome, it is lovely that you have found our blog. Leave a message and we will pop over to visit you too...