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Big Schools' Birdwatch

Big Schools' Birdwatch

Carly from the RSPB (The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) came into school on Tuesday and showed us how to identify the most common birds that might visit our gardens and school grounds.  She also talked to us about how important it is to feed the birds, especially during the winter.  Carly  really inspired us and today, Class 5AV took part in the RSPB's Big Schools' Birdwatch.  We really enjoyed being outdoors in the sunshine and were suprised at how many different types of birds actually visit our school grounds.  Alfie's binoculars came in handy and some of the species we saw were pied wagtails, wood pigeons, starlings, jackdaws and herring gulls to name just a few.  Our biggest challenge was not identifying the birds but sitting still and waiting quietly!  We have submitted our results on-line and hope that the information we collected will help the RSPB in their mission to create an overview of which birds are making the most of school grounds across the UK.

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