Ryde Social Heritage Group research the social history of the citizens of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Documenting their lives, businesses and burial transcriptions.
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RSPB Garden Birdwatch 2017

Going Bird Watching

On Saturday 28 January 18 people met at Ryde Cemetery Heritage and Learning Centre for the RSPB Garden Birdwatch event. Fortunately it was dry and sunny, although rather chilly.

A total of 20 different bird species were identified, the Wood Pigeon, Starling and Blackbird being the most frequently spotted. The Goldfinch, House Sparrow, Blue Tit, Collared Dove, Magpie, Long Tailed Tit and DunnockĀ  also being in the Top Ten. As always, our resident Green Woodpecker put in an appearance. 4 different members of the Tit species were noted, the Coal, Long Tailed and Great, as well as the more frequently spotted Blue. Some people preferred to remain in the warmth of the Centre rather than brave being outside for an hour and hot refreshments were welcomed by all.

A very enjoyable morning.

Photographs by David Bushell