There have been sunny birdwatches. There have been rainy and even snowy birdwatches but we think our 2017 Big School Birdwatch at Puss Bank Primary School was the coldest yet! The temperatures were down to minus two degrees!
Working with a partner, birdwatchers from Reception, Year 1 and Year2 used binoculars and identification sheets to help them take part in the survey. Children got great views of bullfinch and chaffinch. Blackheaded gulls flew overhead looking very white against the grey sky.
Year two pupils really got the hang of spotting the birds and pointed out a Robin that was very well camouflaged in the bushes.
All of the children were able to count the jackdaws and wood pigeon that were huddled against the cold in the trees. The telescope meant pupils also had the opportunity to get a good look at the identification features for the jackdaw: grey head and beady blue eye.