Category Birds

Goldfinches in Marchmont Community Garden

A lovely pair of goldfinches was spotted last week in one of the cherry trees in MCG as a volunteer was tidying up after the recent gales. This is the first such sighting since the early days of MCG in 2012 (see image). Quite a few great tits have been spotted – fingers crossed that […]

Bird watch in Bloomsbury’s squares

The recent walk carried out during RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch was successful in spotting a good variety of birds in the squares visited: Gordon Square, Woburn Square and Russell Square. To quote the walk leader (who runs weekly walks in Bloomsbury) it was an exceptionally good walk for this area.  The following birds were recorded […]

Bird Walk for RSPB Big Garden Bird watch in the Bloomsbury Squares

Join us as we walk around Gordon Square, Woburn Square and Russell Square, Friday 25 January 2019, 12-1pm. Meet at noon at the main entrance to Gordon Square gardens (near the café). The walk is part of RSPB Big Garden Bird watch 27-29 January 2019 and is in addition to UCL Conservation Society regular Friday bird […]

Broods of blackbirds

Ricci de Freitas of Marchmont Community Garden (MCG) writes: You won’t believe it, but I had noticed a female blackbird hanging around in the garden for a few weeks. I saw it fly into the green ivy wall a few times.Then I heard the familiar sounds associated with nesting and feeding young. After a few […]

Welcome signs of spring (2)

If you get round to the tiny Marchmont Community Garden very soon you might catch the first brood of young blackbirds to be born in 2018. I first spotted them yesterday when one of our younger garden users (aged 4) pointed them out to me. Judging by recent activity in the ivy wall, there are […]

Bloomsbury Squares Bird Walk for Big Garden Bird Watch, 29 January, 12-1 pm

Join us as we walk around Russell Square and Tavistock Square, bird spotting. We will meet at the main entrance to Russell Square gardens (near the café) on Monday 29 January, at 12 noon. Lucas Von Chamier (UCL Conservation group) will be guiding the group and letting us know what to look out for. After […]