Pupils flock together for big wild bird count
CHILDREN across Macclesfield have been learning how to identify the different birds that visit their playgrounds and parks.
The primary school pupils have been taking part in the Big School Birdwatch 2017 with the help of Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers, a nature club which runs a range of wildlife based events and activities for children and families.
Volunteers from the group helped the children take part in the annual bird survey, which helps the RSPB monitor birds and habitats across the UK.
Children at Rainow, Terra Nova, Bosley St Mary’s, Bosley Bobkins Preschool, Ivy Bank and Hurdsfield primary schools all took part in the count.
They spotted a whole range of birds, including different species of ducks, waders, finches and gulls.
Tina Hanak, group leader, said: “The children have been extremely enthusiastic spotting and counting the birds.
“The more information we can collect about our school bird populations the better.
“It all helps the RSPB make more accurate conservation decisions for our wild birds.”
For more information about the Wildlife Explorers go to macclesfieldrspb.org.uk.
Ivy Bank Primary School students were out in force for the big bird count
These two get a helping hand in bird spotting at Bosley St Mary’s
Terra Nova pupils sung with the birds