January 2016: Prestbury CE Primary School

The first three minutes of Prestbury CE School’s Big Schools’ Birdwatch were incredible – birdwatchers were able to add Treecreeper and Goldcrest (Britain’s smallest bird) to their bird list in no time at all!

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During an Assembly for the whole school Leaders explained how our Wildlife Explorers Youth Group in Macclesfield make learning about wildlife fun. They highlighted some of the different ways our members take action to help nature. The school were encouraged to take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch at home and, after sharing some basic identification tips, Leaders demonstrated the special way we count during our Birdwatch survey.

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The final list of birds was impressive:

Blue tit 1
Carrion crow 5
Coal tit 2
Feral pigeon 1
Goldcrest 1
Goldfinch 3
Jackdaw 11
Long-tailed tit 3
Magpie 2
Nuthatch 1
Pheasant 3
Robin 1
Treecreeper 1
Wood pigeon 5

Children also noted the following species flying over:
Blackheaded gulls 8
Buzzard 1
Jackdaws 31

The final session of the morning was reserved for Gardening Club – they watched birds from around their allotment and will continue to monitor the birds in the school grounds throughout the year.

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IMG_1146Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers would like to thank the pupils and staff
for hosting a 2016 Big Schools’ Birdwatch.

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