Watch the birdie!

Keen birders at a local schoolYOUNG wildlife enthusiasts at St Catherine’s C of E Primary School, Heathfield, have been honing their ornithological skills by taking part in the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch.

Pupils in Year Three were encouraged to learn more about Britain’s feathered friends by teacher Nicky Rosewarne and Andy Bailey of Moor than meets the eye.

‘They have really enjoyed taking part in the RSPB's big garden birdwatch,’ said Ms Rosewarne

‘The bird feeders they put out in their class garden has had lots of visitors and the children have been practising identifying them.

‘There have been lots of different types of birds but the class favourites are the woodpecker, nuthatch and bullfinch. 

‘We’ve even had the very rare waxwing put in an appearance with serious birdwatchers gathering next to the nearby A38 to catch a glimpse.

‘Edison class prepared for the day by making their own bird food which they enjoyed, as they did working with Andy who shared a lot of his knowledge about birds and their calls.’

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Last update: 22 Feb 2017 12:37pm