Year one at Ivy Bank Primary school had lots of fun taking part in the Big School Birdwatch.
In the classroom we learned about which senses we use to identify birds and the characteristics we look for to help us decide which species of bird we have spotted. (Colour, size, shape and call).
Wrapped up warm and with binoculars and ID sheets to hand the groups headed outside to survey the birds in the school grounds. We spotted a small flock of chaffinches and a jay searching for food at the edge of the school grounds. A pied wagtail bobbed up and down as it walked ready for breaktime and the crumbs that children might drop. After break several blackheaded gulls (in winter plumage – so no black heads) and a cheeky herring gull came down to look for scraps.
16 different species were recorded. Good Luck Ivy Bank when you do the Big garden Birdwatch at home!