How's your bird identification knowledge?

It's a question I always answer with some trepidation, who am I being compared to? An elite twitcher or a total newbie? 

Whatever the answer, we could all learn more and with Big Garden Birdwatch approaching, it's the prefect opportunity for novices to get their eye in.


Watch this short video of some garden birds you might see near you. How many can you identify?: 

STOP! Have you had a go at naming them all?

Scroll to the bottom for the answers.














In order of appearance:

- house sparrow

- great tit

- goldfinch

- blackbird

- greenfinch

- dunnock (aka hedge sparrow)

- long-tailed tit

- blue tit

- songthrush

How did you get on?

If your birding skills are all warmed up why not sign up-to the Big Garden Birdwatch?