The Britons enjoy sipping their evening tea sitting on their garden chair and glancing at the numerous species of garden birds feeding themselves and their young ones through the bird feeder. Surely a remarkable sight. This human intervention is surely up to some good over the last few years. An estimated two hundred million pounds or maybe more than that is spent on materials and products of birds feeding. This has resulted in more than eighty per cent growth in the sighting of almost extinct species of garden birds sighting in and around United Kingdom residential areas.
What Have Species Of Birds Evolved?
According to the British Trust for Ornithology have been studying the gradual increase in the number of birds ranging from sparrows to starlings. The bird’s nib on to the grains and worms kept for their feeding and the owners enjoy the sight of the parent’s birds vehemently feeding their young juvenile. According to the residence, it calm, peaceful and placid to see such a beautiful set of garden feather friends come and visit them every day. Experts and researchers in ornithology alike have estimated around half of the population of Britain invest a good amount their everyday time and money to bird feeding; the charity has been giving a positive impact. Ornithologist believes that back in the 1970s, the siting of the birds seen today was rather quite limited.
Back then, sparrows and starlings were the only two species that could be spotted around a domestic bird feeder. Now studies have shown that forty years of feeding data has led to a dramatic change in the population of birds and many new species have evolved. The homemade feeders have attracted a great number of Wood Pigeons. Reports have also recorded a growth a rise in the percentage of Goldfinches, spotted by only eight per cent of garden feeders are now have risen to almost eighty-seven per cent. If talk about Long Tailed Tits spotted around nineteen per cent were risen to seventy-seven per cent in 2012. The third most spotted bird is the Great Spotted Woodpecker who was almost considered extinct in the 1980s have been spotted by sixty-six per cent by the garden feeders. Around more than 39 new species have been traced with an increase due to the feeding of bird food regularly in the last forty years, it is said according to Kate Plummer who is professional Research Ecologist belonging from the British Ornithologist Trust.
Has The Prominence Of Other Species Declined?
Although there is a vibrant collection of British garden bird feedings, however, this has still not been able to mask a severe decline in the British bird population, especially in the farm species of birds. These farmland birds do not have the luxurious resort to feed upon fancy bird feeders, and they still struggle to live and survive the same way they did four decades back. Pip Gray, a wildlife blogger and an enthusiastic bird lover, believes that one must consider the other side of this coin as well.
It is phenomenal to learn about the amount of increase in the biodiversity of garden birds have taken place in the evolving environment, the debate of doing the same and a lot more for the hundreds of other bird species still ring an alarming bell to the ears.