Monday, 18 August 2014

A new national bird?

The hunt is on for a national bird to represent Britain. Currently the Robin holds the title, will he hold on to it or will another fly in and pinch his perch? Now is your chance to have a say. In the first round open until October the 31st you can vote for your top six choices out of the list on the link. Then the top six over all will be tallied up for people to make a choice between them.

Vote for Britain's National Bird

I've voted for Blackbird, House Sparrow, Mute Swan, Song Thrush, Magpie, House Sparrow.

I have to say I'm really surprised that the Raven isn't even on the list to chose from. Apart from my own personal liking for those smart corvids, they are the bird of London which by legend guard the Tower of London, it seems really odd they didn't even make the first round list.

In the Ravens absence though I've got for my friendly garden neighbour the Blackbird. He's always cheering me up with his antics, sweet song and brightly coloured beak as he wanders around my garden. Keeping fingers crossed he'll get through to the final round.


  1. Birds are so cheeky! My little bird would sure love to be a national bird but he'd peck anyone who tried to congratulate him!

  2. Thanks for that link - must admit I am a huge fan of Robins so had to include a vote for him


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