Starling - numbers have declined by 84% since the first survey in 1979
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Thousands expected to take part in RSPB's garden survey

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch has begun, with thousands of people expected to take part and record sightings of birds in their gardens.

The annual event has helped to monitor bird life in Britain for more than 30 years.

Tim Muffett reports.

  • 24 Jan 2015
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