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February 10, 2014

Monday 10th February 2014 – RSPB Birdwatch

Filed under: Great Plant Hunt,Whole School @ 4:49 pm

We have just completed our 4th Big Schools Birdwatch survey.  Thirty-Five Bishop’s Waltham Junior School children eagerly arrived in Reception every lunchtime, collected their sheet to complete how many birds they saw during lunchtime, and went off to the school field to record which birds they saw.  During the week, the children saw blue tits, sparrows, great tits, chaffinches, blackbirds, rooks, crows, robins and pigeons. Blue tits were the most common birds in our school.  We were extremely lucky this year to have Martyn Shears, a volunteer from the RSPB, come along on Monday and Friday lunch times to support and encourage our children with the birdwatch.  His attendance was a huge boost for our children and they asked him lots of interesting questions as we all walked around the school grounds.  Martyn was constantly pointing out birds to record and asked them to listen to the birds and tell them what the birds were.  Martyn also showed us a brilliant place to point an owl box, which the children thought would be fantastic.  Maybe we will have to speak to FOBS very nicely!

During break time we also sold RSPB badges to raise money for the organisation.  This proved very popular because there were many various badges to purchase, eg butterflies, flowers, insects, animals and sea life.

Martyn has agreed to come back to our school on 28th April for a whole school RSPB assembly.

Here is an email I have received from Martyn Shears that I would like to share with you all:

To Jeannette Mars and the children and staff of Bishops Waltham Junior School,

Just a note to say a big thank you on behalf of the RSPB for your support and enthusiasm in taking part in the 2014 RSPB Schools Birdwatch last week.

It was fantastic to meet with such a nice bunch of children so passionate about the wildlife and helping us to increase awareness of the need to give nature a home.

You also raised £ 96.56 through the sale of pin badges which will go direct to our funds in helping our charity work in the UK and abroad.

I look forward to meeting you all again on April 28th @ 14.50 for your school assembly.

Regards Martyn Shears RSPB Volunteer




  1. Another successful birdwatch Mrs Mars and pupils! Well done for braving the weather. I came to help on Friday; it was a pleasure to meet Martin and to see him work with such an enthusiastic bunch of children – they listened carefully to everything he taught them.

      Mrs Brown — February 10, 2014 @ 8:13 pm

  2. I forgot to mention in my article how very proud i was of all our children during the very successful and enjoyable birdwatch. Well done all of you. Mrs mars 🙂

      mrs.mars — February 10, 2014 @ 11:37 pm

  3. the name has changed
    was : great plant hunt
    is now : natcher watch

      Imogen — September 26, 2015 @ 1:06 pm

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