Schwerin (dpa / mv) - Sparrow and blackbird proved to be the most common feathered inhabitants of parks and gardens in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in the most recent counting campaign "Hour of Garden Birds". Bird lovers reported more than 41,000 birds from almost 1,000 gardens and parks, the German Nature Conservation Union (Nabu) announced on Wednesday in Schwerin. The action of volunteers took place from May 13th to 15th. Around 42 birds were discovered per garden in MV. This is less than in the previous year, but more than the long-term average (39.9).
The list of the most common garden birds in the north-east is again led by the house sparrow (sparrow) this year, followed by the blackbird in second place. The tree sparrow came in third, followed by the great tit, house martin, starling, blue tit, barn swallow, magpie and wood pigeon.
A nationwide trend was confirmed in MV: the nightingale was seen and heard particularly often this year. She returned from her winter quarters in Africa about a week earlier this year than last year.
According to the information, the next participatory campaign by Nabu will begin next weekend. Then the conservationists ask for help with the "insect summer". The action lasts from June 3rd to 12th and then again from August 5th to 14th, it said.