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    Sightings of some common garden birds are 'down 25%'

    NewsBird NewsFriday 17 August 2012
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    According to BBC, “sightings of some common garden birds are down by a quarter, with the cold wet weather early in the year the most likely cause, says RSPB Cymru”

    “A survey of 4,000 gardens in Wales found thrush species - blackbirds, robins and song thrushes - were seen up to 27% less than in 2011, it said.”

    “The survey in early June also noted fewer sightings of blue tits, great tits, magpies and house martins.”

    The charity said: "A number of species may have had a tough time."

    “It said adult birds would have found it harder to find enough food for their chicks in the early part of the breeding season.”

    “The chicks would have been more vulnerable to the cold with the adults being away from the nest for longer while they searched for food, it said.”

    Source: BBC News

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