RSPB Big School Birdwatch – 9th February 2018
On 9th February, the wildlife took part in the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds’ (RSPB’s) Big School Bird Watch, the school equivalent of the Big Garden Bird Watch. We saw several species of birds in the beautiful afternoon sunshine. Our results have been submitted to the RSPB, and this data will contribute to their conservation efforts. Well done pupils!
Nest Boxes – 2nd February 2018
The year 6 wildlife club is back on! It will not be long before Spring, when the natural world springs back into life. This is the time of year when many birds start to investigate potential nest sites, so late Winter is an ideal period to put nestboxes up. We have erected four nest boxes in the forest school area, with the aim of attracting blue tits and great tits. A further two sparrow terraces are due to go up in the quad during the half-term break. We even have a camera nest box (kindly donated by Mrs Russel), so who knows what footage we may capture should our box be chosen by a pair of birds…
Several members have already taken part in the Big Garden Birdwatch. This, the largest citizen science project in the world, is an annual event run by the RSPB, which helps them to monitor populations across the UK. This week we will be taking part in the Big School Birdwatch.
We have put food out for the birds and our quad area is now regularly attracting robins and dunnocks.