23rd January 2018: Puss Bank School Big Schools Birdwatch

The Puss Bank Big Schools’ Birdwatch involved Reception, Year One and Year 2 classes. After an Assembly where children identified the Top 10 Cheshire Garden Birds (our best school so far at identifying chaffinches and starlings!) the infant classes recapped the safety rules for using binoculars. After a quick demonstration on how to count birds for the survey they were ready to begin. The children worked in pairs sharing binoculars and ID sheets to great effect. Despite some and a few spells of light drizzle there were several small birds singing and one group of birdwatchers were even serenaded by … Click here for more information…..

22nd January 2018: Terra Nova Big Schools Birdwatch

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. The children had made bird food and bird feeders as part of their Forest School mornings and the school grounds were alive with bird song as birds foraged for tasty things to eat. Blue tits and great … Click here for more information…..

19th January 2018: Kings Juniors Primary Big Schools Birdwatch

Birdwatcher’s from King’s Junior Division joined Wildlife Explorer Leaders in Victoria Park for their Big School Birdwatch – there had been overnight snow and ice which had mainly cleared for a sunny but bitterly cold morning. Children could hear lots of birds singing in the trees but they proved challenging to spot. Students from Year 3 and 4 used binoculars and a telescope to build up a fabulous list of 20 different species and they were able to observe some very interesting behaviour. As well as three robins fighting valiantly for territory we also saw a nuthatch fighting with a … Click here for more information…..

18th January 2018: Horton St Michael’s First School Big Schools Birdwatch

Volunteer Leaders began their visit to Horton St. Michael’s with an assembly about Wildlife Explorers and the Top 10 garden birds from the Big Garden Birdwatch 2017. Leaders were impressed when our bird pictures were identified by children in the audience of all ages. Birdwatchers from Nursery and Hazel class were the first to complete their section of the Birdwatch. Unfortunately this coincided with the start of a very heavy shower of sleet. Luckily there was plenty of shelter and an excellent view point from the school gazebo. Despite the terrible weather we managed to see a woodpigeon and a … Click here for more information…..

16th January 2018: Rainow Pre School Little Schools Birdwatch

Overnight snow did not deter Rainow Pre School Birdwatchers from completing their ‘Little School Birdwatch’. The session started indoors with everyone listening to birdsong and looking at pictures of some of our most familiar birds. Tina and Susan were delighted that the children were so interested in birds, some could even identify blackbirds, blue tits and even a woodpecker. Everyone identified the robin with ease. The children enthusiastically named some of the other birds they knew like harpy eagle and penguin. When it was time for our Birdwatching walk everyone wrapped up warm with coats, hats and scarves. Most of … Click here for more information…..