Monday 16th January 2017: Rainow Primary School

At least our first School Birdwatch in 2017 wasn’t accompanied by the snow and ice we experienced during the previous week, however, thick fog and mizzle were hardly the best conditions for a Birdwatch. The poor weather was more than made by the enthusiasm of Year 3 at Rainow Primary School.

Every pupil even had chance to make their own rocking bird model to take home.


The children learned about the senses we use to identify different birds in the field and how to use binoculars safely.

The class split into two groups, taking it in turns to watch birds in the school grounds and from the conservatory (overlooking some well stocked bird feeders).  Lots of interesting bird behaviour was on show including great tits and blue tits fighting for territory. The keen birdwatchers spotted eleven different species including a beautiful redwing feeding on the grass.



Well done Year 3!

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