Monday 16th January 2017: Brilliant British Birds

The first meeting of 2017 – Brilliant British Birds – focussed on preparing Wildlife Explorers for The RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch at the end of the month. (28-29th January).      The session started with members using their imaginations to design a bird that would be suited to living in Macclesfield (in the town or surrounding countryside). The result – a pleasing array of brightly plumaged birds ( most of which had waterproof properties!) The group considered how birdwatchers use their senses to identify birds by shape, colour and size and separate species by their different calls.  Then the children learned … Click here for more information…..

Monday 16th January 2017: Rainow Primary School

At least our first School Birdwatch in 2017 wasn’t accompanied by the snow and ice we experienced during the previous week, however, thick fog and mizzle were hardly the best conditions for a Birdwatch. The poor weather was more than made by the enthusiasm of Year 3 at Rainow Primary School. Every pupil even had chance to make their own rocking bird model to take home.        The children learned about the senses we use to identify different birds in the field and how to use binoculars safely. The class split into two groups, taking it in turns to watch … Click here for more information…..