January 2016: Hurdsfield Primary School – Victoria Park

Pupils from Hurdsfield Primary School walked in groups from school to take part in Birdwatching sessions at Victoria Park. Despite a poor weather forecast the children were full of enthusiasm and Leaders were very impressed with the large amount of information that the young birdwatchers recalled from sessions in previous years.

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Based on the bandstand, pupils used binoculars and ID sheets to help them count different bird species. Pupils spotted Britain’s two tiniest birds – the goldcrest and the wren, a huge flock of Long-tailed tits and the largest total of Wood pigeons in our School Birdwatches this year.

Blackbird 2
Blackheaded gull 4
Blue tits 3
Carrion crow 3
Feral pigeon 1
Goldcrest 3
Great tit 1
Jackdaw 2
Long-tailed tit 8
Magpie 2
Robin 1
Treecreeper 2
Wood pigeon 36
Wren 1

Flying over – Jackdaws 40, Blackheaded gulls 8, Doves (white domesticated) 2,

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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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