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Green Man
Sunday 29th January 2006
Big garden Birdwatch in Goff's Park Crawley

This weekend was the time for the annual "Big Garden Birdwatch" that is run by the RSPB. Last year over 400,000 people took part (including us). All you had to do was look for all of the birds that come into your garden or local park in an hour. You had to record the highest number of each species that you could see at one time, so that birds were not recorded twice (or more). We chose to survey Goff's Park pond between 10.30 am and 11.30am. We did quite well and found 16 species.
Mallard 23
Magpie 3
Coal tit 1
Wood pigeon 10
Nuthatch 1
Kestrel 1
Blue tit 2
Mandarin duck 8
Great spotted woodpecker 1
Carrion crow 2
Blackbird 1
Moorhen 1
Chaffinch 1
Long tailed tits 2
Great tit 1
Wren 1
Unfortunately when it came to uploading the data to the RSPB database we found that Mandarin duck was not allowed as it is an introduced species. We could not put in the kestrel either as it was flying at a distance away from our survey area.

A couple of snaps of our "patch"!