Bosley St Mary's School
Big Schools Birdwatch
Thursday 31st January 2013

Big Schools Birdwatch at Bosley St Mary's School
We enjoyed bright sunshine for the Birdwatch at Bosley St. Mary's School.

The bitterly cold wind probably deterred some of the smaller birds from visiting the feeders.

The school has a good population of house sparrows and we got excellent views of them in the hedges
and sitting on the gutters. We got good views to count 8 at the same time but we could hear
many more of them.


Eco Club had been busy making lots of bird food and bird feeders.




Some larger birds flew overhead - a soaring buzzard and then a pair of mallard
and a group of 3 geese (possibly greylag).


Bobkins nursery group were very keen to do some birdwatching.


We saw two large Rooks close up, in the trees where the feeders hang and we also watched some of the house sparrows flying from hedge to hedge.


A great spotted woodpecker arrived outside whilst we were talking about birds and binoculars.

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