On Tuesday 29th January we took part in the RSPB's Big Schools' Birdwatch.
Following the success last year, we once again took part in this event. The Big Birdwatch is a 'citizen science' project, collecting massive amounts of data across the country. Each year the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds use this data to plot trends in bird species numbers and distribution. You can also take part in this at home. Follow the link to the RSPB site.
All of our classes took up observation positions around the school site and recorded the different birds that they saw. This year we we split the sessions over two mornings on 23rd and 24th January. As well as collecting the data, it was a great opportunity to spend a little time quietly observing and enjoying our natural environment.
We saw a wide range of birds, including blackbirds, robins, dunnocks, blue tits, thrushes, magpies, crows, starlings, pigeons and more.
Thanks to everyone who loaned us sets of binoculars, we couldn't have held the event without your help.