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On Wednesday the 30th of January, Anneka Schofield and Emma Stephens  from the RSPB visited our school to help us complete a Big School Bird Watch. 

We started the day with a whole school assembly, where we learnt about the different types of birds that we might see, and how to recognise them. We learnt about different feather colours and patterns, different types of beaks and even the different shaped feet! We also discovered that every type of bird has a very unique bird call and we listened to these very carefully so that we could identify them our selves. We soon discovered that it was easy to identify the smaller birds by the higher pitches and that some had very unique sounds that almost sounded like words, such as the ‘teacher, teacher’ song by the great tit! Within no time at all we were ready for our bird watching activities.

One by one, each year group went out armed with clipboards, Bird ID tally charts and binoculars to discover what birds were visiting LMPS. Even though it was a cold day, the sun was shining and the birds were all busy singing and looking for food. We were astonished to discover how many different species of birds we could find. We managed to see:

Robins, blackbirds, great tits and blue tits, magpies, pigeons, house sparrows, starlings and even some gold finches! 

Who knew the grounds around our school were so full of birds! Once we stopped to listen to the bird song, we realised how very many different birds were singing in our trees!

To encourage some more birds to visit in the afternoon, the Eco Team helped out by creating some bird feeders at lunch time. It was a sticky business – but lots of fun!

Thank you RSPB for helping us have such a brilliant day!