Back in the sixties the Robin was voted our favourite bird, but the Urban Birder wants to know if the cheeky Robin is still Britain’s favourite bird.
You can vote for our national bird HERE
There has been 60,000+ votes so far and it’s going so well they have decided to extend voting. You still have a chance to get your votes in, but do it by the 30th November!
As of the last newsletter the Robin is still on top followed by the Kingfisher, Barn owl, Blue tit, Wren and Blackbird.
Keep up to date by following the campaigns twitter account HERE
What do you think makes a good national bird? A resident, familiar face perhaps? Or one that needs our help?!
I did vote for a few favourites but also some birds that are in decline. We can’t let a national bird go extinct can we? So I would encourage some votes for your favourite birds in decline; the hen harrier perhaps?
The first Hen Harrier day occured earlier this year to raise awareness of the plight, for more information see Chris Packham’s posts HERE and HERE. Also, a inspiring young conservationalist, Findlay Wilde, made a Hen Harrier scarecrow which you can see HERE.
Vote for your six candidates which will then go into the next stage of voting, get clicking!