Cheadle Hulme pupils braved the snow and the cold for their lunchtime Birdwatch.
A scattering of snow over the weekend meant that the school grounds looked stunning
in the bright Monday morning sunshine.
Pupils wrapped up warm in hats and gloves then, armed with binoculars and identification sheets,
they headed out to start the birdwatch.
We were delighted to spot some beautiful Redwings near the bird-feeding station.
Large numbers of Wood pigeons gathered at the tops of some of the mature trees - we counted 24 at one time! Smaller birds visiting the bird feeders included Blue tits and Coal tits.
Volunteer RSPB Wildlife Explorer Leaders were on hand to explain how to use binoculars
and 'spotting telescope' safely, and to help with bird identification.