January 2016: Kettleshulme St James

The Kettleshulme St. James Birdwatch took place on a blustery afternoon with a couple of heavy rain showers thrown in for good measure. Despite this Leaders and pupils from all three classes stayed cheerful and had lots of fun learning about the most familiar birds and the important conservation purpose behind the Birdwatch.

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We used binoculars and a telescope to watch the birds in the school grounds . Children worked really hard to located the singing birds that were hiding in thick hedgerows so that they could identify them with confidence.

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As well as Chaffinches, Blue tits, Great tits and Robins everyone was delighted to spot a pair of brightly coloured goldfinches.

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Children also saw a buzzard soaring overhead – one of only two birds of prey seen so far this year during our Big School Birdwatches.


Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers would like to thank the pupils and staff for hosting
a 2016 Big Schools’ Birdwatch.

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