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February 5, 2013

RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch Survey Results

Filed under: Great Plant Hunt @ 10:46 am

The RSPB survey has been once again a brilliant success with over 50 BWJS children taking part this year.

The children braved the snow, winds and rain during our week long survey and their perseverance and dedication was incredible.  Each child had an early lunch and then spent all of their lunchtime observing and collating birds that they saw in the school grounds, using an identification sheet and tally chart to show each bird they saw. The children were amazed at the birds they saw and, using binoculars, the birds were quickly identified by the children.  The children recorded a total number of 435 birds during the week, but the highlight for most of the children was on the fourth day when we stood on the school field and saw a buzzard hovering above.  Our results have now been forwarded to RSPB and we have been entered into a competition to win lots of goodies.  I would like to take this opportunity of thanking all the children who gave up their free time to take part in this important survey, their commitment and enthusiasm was incredible and they were, as always, a huge credit to BWJS.  Lastly, I would like to thank Mrs Warner for being the 2nd adult to supervise the children.

RSPB Birdwatching

Type of Bird 2011 2012 2013
Blackbird 23 25 38
Blue   tit 66 65 68
Crow 45 20 4
Chaffinch 18 24 56
Coal tit 12 2 7
Dove 1 8 10
Commongull 0 15 4
Dunnock 4 5 8
Goldfinch 1 1 2
Great tit 13 6 7
Greenfinch 0 1 0
House sparrow 4 15 27
Jackdaw 2 6 1
Magpie 2 14 9
Pheasant 0 2 0
Robin 12 14 10
Rook 19 34 55
Starling 14 20 25
Woodpigeon 42 68 92
Wren 4 3 1
Long Tailed tit 0 0 6
Pied Wagtail 0 0 4
Buzzard 0 0 1
Total birds seen over 5   days at lunch time 282 348 435


1 Comment »

  1. Wow, that’s a lot of birds! Well done for doing the bird watch even in the snow. I was there for one lunchtime and it was freezing!

      Anne Brown — February 7, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

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