Rainow Primary School spotted an incredible 19 different species during their birdwatch this year.
For the first time during a Big Schools' Birdwatch at Rainow pupils recorded a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Treecreepers and an enormous Grey Heron.
School children at Rainow feed the birds all through the year and this really pays off. A selection of food attracts a wide range of birds within easy view of the conservatory classroom. As well as spotting birds at the feeders, children also went on a birdwatching walk through the woodland area of the grounds.
Everyone made pine cone bird feeders and a handy identification guide to use when birdwatching at home.
A Blue tit on the feeding station.
Looking for birds.
Taking a video!
Birdwatching in the wood.
Volunteer RSPB Wildlife Explorer Leaders were on hand
to explain how to use binoculars and 'spotting telescope' safely,
and to help with bird identification.