Friday 20th January 2017: Hurdsfield Primary

Bright winter sunshine was the order of the day for the Hurdsfield Primary School Big School Birdwatch.


Students got great views of birds using the telescopes. We were even treated to a rooftop view of a Jackdaw eating a huge chunk of bread he had scavenged and we even watched blue tits and a nuthatch prospecting the same nestbox.


Blue tits and long-tailed tits were flitting through the trees and eagle-eyed birdwatchers spotted dunnock, wren and robin under the hedges.

There were plenty of squirrels competing with a large group of wood pigeons (we saw a total of 17) for bird seed.

In total there were and amazing 18 different species.

Blackbird              8
Blackheaded gull 1
Blue tit                  3
Carrion crow        4
Chaffinch              2
Dunnock               1
House sparrow     2
Jackdaw               9
Long-tailed tit       3
Magpie                 2
Mistle thrush        1
Nuthatch              1
Redwing               1
Robin                   1
Starling                 2
Song thrush         2
Wood pigeon        17
Wren                    1

Well done to the brilliant Birdwatchers from Hurdsfield School!

Thanks to The Friends of Victoria Park who have been feeding the birds in preparation for our sessions.

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