Terra Nova School
Tuesday 22nd January 2013

Big Schools Birdwatch at Terra Nova
We spent a sunny morning in the snow at Terra Nova
with the nursery and reception classes.




 



We learned that we can identify birds by looking at their colours and sometimes by listening to their song.







Leaders were very impressed with the children's bird knowledge and they spotted some winter migrants
- redwings and fieldfare taking advantage of the school grounds.







We had fabulous close views of blue tits, sparrows, robins and a nuthatch,
and we heard great tits in the trees singing 'teacher, teacher'

 

The children regularly put out lots of food for the birds and even have a camera trained on the bird feeders.
The food will help the birds to survive during the cold weather

 


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