Marton Primary School
Big Schools Birdwatch
Monday 28th January 2013

Big Schools Birdwatch at Marton Primary School
Leaders from Wildlife Explorers visited Marton Primary School
for The RSPB's Big Schools' Birdwatch.

The school held a special assembly covering the work of the RSPB
and the reasons for taking part in The RSPB's Big Schools' Birdwatch.


We then worked with Year 2 to complete their Big Schools' Birdwatch.


We walked around the school grounds, which are surrounded by trees and farmland, to look for birds.


Children have been making and filling feeders to help the birds during the cold weather
and we saw plenty of tiny birds like blue tits taking advantage of this food source.


We had a fantastic bird list including two big flocks: 25 starlings and 35 fieldfare.


We got close views of a tiny wren.


And we saw a great spotted woodpecker on the trunk of one of the trees.


During the walk we could also see nursery children doing their own Little Schools' Birdwatch.


Some Year 2 children created lovely bird pictures for us on the computer.

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