Leaders Mark, Abercrombie, Susan and Tina visited Terra Nova for a cold but very sunny morning completing the Big School Birdwatch.
After learning a little bit about about garden birds – how to identify some of them and what they sound like – children wrapped up warm with hats and scarves to head out on a birdwatching walk around the school grounds. The school regularly feeds the birds (although they have recently been competing with local squirrels for the best treats!) and a soon as the groups were outside we could hear birds singing.
The best views during the morning were of great tits, blue tits and robins and a rather dashing male blackbird who sat on the woodland fence and showed of his bright yellow beak and eye-ring.
As well as hearing nuthatch calling in the woods we got a great view of one in a tree outside the classroom window. Leaders were delighted to see blue tits fetching food from the classroom window bird feeder too. Thank you Terra Nova for a lovely morning!