Bird Watching (UK) - - 30 Years Of Birdwatching -

Al­though there are thought to have been some de­clines on farm­land, num­bers are up in gen­eral, with 313,000 breed­ing ter­ri­to­ries. In 1986, that would have stood as much as 100,000 fewer. Gar­den feed­ing is thought to have played a ma­jor part in this (the BTO is con­duct­ing a sur­vey to see if this is so), with black ny­jer seed prov­ing par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar with th­ese colour­ful birds.

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