The Puss Bank Birdwatch took place on a very windy morning. This didn’t deter the Jackdaws who warmed themselves on nearby chimney pots and the Blackheaded gulls that soared overhead. The children were very excited to spot a pair of magpies on the field.
Eagle-eyed volunteer Mark spotted a Sparrowhawk flying overhead – the first bird of prey of this year’s Birdwatches.
Most pupils got the chance to get great, detailed views of Wood pigeons in the trees using a telescope.
Birdwatchers also spotted Blue tits, a Goldfinch, a Bullfinch and Siskins foraging in the alder trees .
Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers would like to thank the pupils and staff for hosting a 2016 Big Schools’ Birdwatch.