RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch 

During Thursday afternoon's Outdoor Learning and Leadership activity, members of Forms 3 , 4 and 5 took part in the RSPB's annual Big Garden Bird Watch.

This event aims to measure the number and type of birds visiting gardens during a one hour period on a certain day every year.

We got set up in the Classics Room on the Verandah where we had an excellent view of Mrs Harvey's bird feeders on the other side of the Staff Garden.



We did not have long to wait before we were spotting and identifying some little feathery visitors. We used binocolars and a checklist supplied by the RSPB to record 14 starlings, 10 chaffinches, 6 sparrows, 5 goldfinches, 3 blackbirds, 3 wood pigeons, 2 robins, 2 great tits, 2 bluetits and 2 long tailed tits. We also spotted a pair of nuthatches, some carrion crows and a great spotted woodpecker earlier in the day.




The group were very good at spotting the difference between some very similar looking birds and drew some super drawings to help to remember them.

Well done to all involved!

Tom Rawson, 25/01/2019