Volunteer Leaders visited the Nursery and Reception classes at Terra Nova School. After a quick introduction to some common garden birds in the classroom (with some great correct identifications – blue tit, blackbird and great tit!) Terra Nova students learned how to use binoculars safely. After also getting to grips with a bit of counting children headed outside to complete their bird surveys.
Blue tits and great tits were flitting around the trees, soon to be joined by a group of long-tailed tits. A small flock of goldfinches sat right above the children and black birds were spotted on the field and in the goats’ paddock.
A brief rain shower didn’t put off a couple of house sparrows, high in the trees and added a beautiful rainbow above the woods.
Leader Mark manned the telescope and showed the young birdwatchers how this incredible piece of equipment helps to get even better views than binoculars. Children enjoyed looking through both ends of the telescope!