Many thanks to all the University staff and student volunteers from the Exeter and Cornwall campuses who braved a very cold morning to take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch on Friday 27 January.
The volunteers went to five different locations – two on Streatham campus, two on Penryn campus and one on Falmouth campus – and recorded bird species and numbers.
27 different bird species were seen in total and 165 individual birds counted.
Penryn campus boardwalk had most species seen (18).
Falmouth campus Rosehill Gardens had most individual birds (43).
Five red list and four amber list species were recorded.
Blue tits (19), Blackbirds (16) and Woodpigeons (16) were the most abundant birds overall.
Rare birds such as a Sparrowhawk, Greenfinch, Grey Wagtail and Firecrest were also seen.
See how we compare with the RSPB national results below:
Join the Sustainability Team on Friday 27 January for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch on Streatham Campus.
Weatherproof clothing advised. Feel free to bring drinks, snacks etc.
Binoculars would be handy, but you can take part without.
If you are a keen birdwatcher/ornithologist and would be happy to lead on identifying birds, please let Chris know.
Meet @ 9.30am outside Camper Cafe, Queens Building.
Depending on numbers, a bird count will take place at three different locations. If the weather forecast is awful, you will be emailed by 8pm on Thursday 26 January to cancel.
Email Chris to sign up or for further details.