January 2016: Terra Nova

Nursery and Reception children at Terra Nova had been busy feeding the birds in preparation for their Big School’s Birdwatch. They had even pinned up sunflower heads for the birds.

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The children listened to the sounds of birds and learned how to tell some common species apart by their colours.  Leaders were delighted that Nursery children identified a Woodpecker correctly.

As well as Blue tits, Great tits and Chaffinches the team identified a Song Thrush and a Mistle Thrush.

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One of the last spots of the day was a Goldcrest – Britain’s tiniest bird – in the conifer just outside the Reception classrooms. A fabulous result.

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Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers would like to thank the pupils and staff
for hosting a 2016 Big Schools’ Birdwatch.

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