On Monday ten Eco committee members took turns in pairs to complete the hour-long RSPB Birdwatch. Some pupils were lucky to see a Blue tit, Great tits and Coal tits all at the same time. The most birds appearing at the feeders at any one time was 14!! In total 17 different birds were observed within the hour-long count.
We noticed that the birds liked using the old Christmas tree for cover and to perch in. We noticed that some birds like the Dunnock like to feed on the ground whereas the tits were taking black sunflower seeds from the feeder and then perching in the dead tree to de-husk the seeds and eat them. The Robins, Blackbirds and Chaffinches all used the bird table and also took food from the ground. The most popular food seemed to be grated cheese and black sunflower seeds. The bird hide has been packed away for this year.....but it will be interesting to compare the results when we do the Birdwatch next year!