Thursday 30th January 2020: Horton St Michaels, Rudyard

Our Big School Birdwatch volunteers headed to Horton St. Michael for a rather misty Big School’s Birdwatch. After a full school assembly where we learned about garden birds and how we count them for our special bird survey volunteers took different classes out into the school grounds to look for birds.

Despite the gloomy weather the resident robins were in full song and the blue tits were calling noisily. We even managed to locate a rather handsome jay in the trees after listening to his cackiling call.

Great use of binoculars meant the children could also get to count carrion crows in the field   – although a large flock of around 50 overflying redwing were too quick for precise counts!

The best bird of the morning was left for the last group to spot – the tiniest birdwatchers from the Catkins Nursery Class saw a goldcrest.

Thank you for a lovely warm welcome Horton St. Michael’s!

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