Pupils at Stevenage school will be watching the birdies to support national survey

Blue tits were the top bird in Herts in last year's poll

Blue tits were the top bird in Herts in last year's poll - Credit: Archant

Pupils at Woolenwick Infant and Nursery School will be watching the birdies in the new year

They’ve signed up to take part in the RSPB’s annual Big Schools’ Birdwatch and will be spending an hour counting up all the species they spot in the Bridge Road West grounds.

Big Schools’ Birdwatch runs from January 5 to February 13, and the Stevenage school has set aside Monday, January 26 for their spotting session.

A total of 75,000 children and teachers took part in the wildlife survey last year, which saw blue tits take top spot in Herts.

To take part, children spend just one hour at any time over the Big Schools’ Birdwatch month noting the highest number of each bird species seen in their school grounds or outdoor space at any one time and then submitting their results to the RSPB.

Find out more at rspb.org.uk/schoolswatch

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