The Big RSPB Birdwatch – Leswalt go spotting!

As part of the RSPB Big Birdwatch campaign which is held annually in January, we layered up with our winter jackets and headed out together for some data collecting!

Our House Captains, Malcolm and Breagh took control of the recording sheets – whilst we were paired up and given a bird identification sheet to help us with our task.

We headed off down Fisher’s Lane, reminding each other that it was super important to keep nice and quiet so that the birds weren’t frightened off! This was a challenge in itself!

We spotted lots of crows, some pigeons, a few robins and some birds from the tit families too. Once at the shore, we saw some seagulls and an oyster catcher! One of the fields had a huge puddle in it, which some ducks were happily swimming in.

We had a chat once back and decided that binoculars would have been a huge help to identify birds more accurately! We also wondered whether we might have seen even more if we weren’t such a large group.

Looking up and around us is something we don’t always do. It’s amazing what is living around us! Can you get bird spotting in your gardens too?

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