Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Starling

Garden wildlife project week 1

Garden watch week 1

What to do during lockdown?

I wanted to set myself up with a little garden wildlife project during Covid-19/Coronavirus lockdown here in the UK but wasn’t exactly sure what to do. It obviously needed to be home based and wildlife related which led me, literally, up the garden path.

Several coffees later and lots of staring out the window I had a plan. I wanted to see how many different species of animal I could find in our garden , it’s spring, there’s a tonne of stuff around at the moment so perfect for garden wildlife photography. Easy enough huh, just get outside and start counting. Well, in a word, NO, not hard enough! I needed good pictures too, and I don’t want to be doing this for 12 hours a day.

So, here goes, 1 species per day, no repetitions and photos have to be taken before midday. Now I may take a hundred pictures or so every morning and photograph lots of different species, but I can only choose 1 to post, so the longer I carry on for the more difficult it will get. Makes sense?

I’ve been posting the pictures daily on my usual social media platforms Twitter Facebook and Instagram

Weekly updates with all seven pictures will also be posted here. Ready? Here we go.

Garden wildlife project Week 1

Day 1 – Greenfinch (Chloris chloris)

Covid-19 lockdown garden wildlife project - Greenfinch
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Greenfinch

Day 2 – Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Starling
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Starling

Day 3 – House sparrow (Passer domesticus)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - House sparrow
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – House sparrow

Day 4 – Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Jackdaw
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Jackdaw

Day 5 – Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Goldfinch
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Goldfinch

Day 6 – Reed bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Reed bunting
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Reed bunting

Day 7 – Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Robin
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Robin

Species list

Greenfinch, Starling, House sparrow, Jackdaw, Goldfinch, Reed bunting, Robin

Those species are now on the list and will not be shown again during this project

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