Rainow Primary School
Big Schools Birdwatch
Monday 4th February 2013

Big Schools Birdwatch at Rainow Primary School
We had to rearrange the Big Schools' Birdwatch at Rainow Primary School as our first attempt was called off following heavy snowfall. Not a snowflake in sight this time, but cold and windy weather probably still affected our species tally.

Nevertheless we got excellent views of birds visiting the feeders outside the conservatory
including blue tit, great tit, coal tit, robin, dunnock and blackbird.



Rainow School is a brilliant advert for the benefits of feeding the birds regularly.
The feeding station is a great attraction for the local birds and is located
where children can observe easily without the need for binoculars or a telescope.


The best spot in the woods had to be a nuthatch which we had also heard calling.

There were very large numbers of gulls, jackdaws and crows all flying overhead
but we were unable to count them as they didn't actually land on the school grounds.

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