Homes for the local birdlife
We have a birdbox on an Oak Tree outside the school
with a webcam inside. Following the disappointment of Spring 2003, when
we had a nest which was subsequently abandoned, we are now very excited.
In April 2004 a pair of Blue Tits again made a nest in the box. This
time they have stayed and at present are incubating eleven eggs. To
see the latest video from inside the box click on this link - Birdbox
webcam Windows Media Video.
With the help of Simon West from the Forestry Commission
we spent a day investigating the birds which inhabit the area around
the infant school. We were able to detect the songs and calls of nine
different bird species from the school playground.
Simon gave a talk to the whole school showing pictures
of the bird species that we may encounter. He also had nests from many
of the species which the children could investigate. The younger children
went on to make 'nests', whilst the older children constructed bird
boxes which we are to put up in the trees around the school.
Simon West helps Year Two children with construction of bird boxes.