Macclesfield Wildlife Explorers RSPB Phoenix

RSPB Big Schools Birdwatch
Rainow School
Wednesday 20 January 2010

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.

RSPB Wildlife Explorer Leaders
Volunteer RSPB Wildlife Explorer Leaders were on hand
to explain how to use binoculars and 'spotting telescope' safely,
and to help with bird identification.