The top 10 birds found in Sussex in the 2018 RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

The RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch returns 26-28 January but what were the top 10 most common birds in Sussex last year?

Tuesday, 15th January 2019, 6:16 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 5:11 pm
RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch: a mother and her daughter counting birds in their garden SUS-190115-163021001

Each year people across the nation are busy monitoring their gardens and this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch marks the 40th anniversary of the feathery census.

House Sparrow: The bird most commonly found nationwide
Starling: Second place nationwide and in the south east where it has had a resurgence over the last decade
Blue tit: Dropped to third in the South East in the 2018 Birdwatch
Woodpigeon: Fourth in the South East but didn't make the top 10 nationwide
Blackbird: The blackbird sits in fifth but was third in 2010
Goldfinch: Sixth in the south but, like the blackbird, doesn't register nationally
Great tit: Sits in seventh locally and nationally
Robin: A festive favourite, the robin sits in 8th place
Long-tailed tit: Moved up to 9th in the south having been 15th in 2015 but hasn't had the same success nationwide.
Magpie: Dropped from 7th to 10th in 2018 in the south but doesn't break the top 10 nationally