What will you see during your Big Garden Birdwatch?

Here are some of our favourite things to look out for. They’re not rare or unusual, but they are fascinating:

  • There’s nothing more splashy than a flock of starlings having a bath together
  • Watch out for flocks of small birds like long-tailed tits passing through your garden – they might bring something different like a goldcrest
  • Keep an eye on your robins. They can be very aggressive to each other and to other birds
  • Blackcaps are warblers which have only started to spend the winter in the UK in recent decades. They like to eat fruit, sunflower hearts and fat
  • If the weather is cold and there’s snow on the ground, you could be visited by redwings and fieldfares – especially if you have some apples for them.