Friday 16th January 2015: Hurdsfield Primary

All the students from Hurdsfield Primary School did their Big Schools Birdwatch at Victoria Park in Central Macclesfield.

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Children walked from school to the Park and arrived at the bandstand in groups to hear a short introduction about the Birdwatch, how we count and the birds we might see.
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They then learned how to use binoculars safely before completing their section of the survey. The children were very enthusiastic and remembered lots of top birdwatching tips from last year,
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We spotted an incredible 19 different species with our biggest number of birds being seen as a flock of 30 goldfinches.

Crow 2
Collared Dove 1
Magpie 9
Blackbird 2
Jackdaw 7
Blackheaded gull 9
Chaffinch 5
Lon tailed tit 2
Great tit 2
Robin 1
Blue tit 4
Goldfinch 30
Nuthatch 2
Mistle thrush 2
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Feral pigeon 2
Greenfinch 2
Coal tit 2
(Squirrel 4)

Thanks to The Friends of Victoria Park for their support of this event.

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