Our Birdwatch at Prestbury CE Primary School started frosty but the morning sunshine soon brightened up proceedings.
The first few groups were treated to excellent views of mistle thrush on the playing field, looking for food in the sunshine. Smaller birds were flying from tree to tree taking advantage of the cover of ivy on the trees. Eagle-eyed birdwatchers spotted coal tit, blue tit, great tit and even a few long-tailed tits.
As well as a couple of cheeky squirrels, several magpies and jackdaws (emboldened by the lure of a liberal sprinkling of bird seed) swooped down to pick around in the Garden Club allotment.
In the middle of the morning volunteers ran an assembly for the whole school explaining how we use our senses for birdwatching. The special counting method for our survey was also demonstrated to great effect with lots of robin pictures!
Students Charlotte and Nancy, both fantastic fundraisers for our Macclesfield Big Bird Box Build received two nestboxes for the school grounds as part of the projects. They were also presented with special pin badges and bird books in recognition of their efforts.
Thank you to all of the staff and children at Prestbury CE Primary School for a fabulous morning of enthusiastic birdwatching.