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RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch 2022

Posted on: 01/02/2022

On Friday 28th January, Hatch End High students came to the Cedar Garden to participate in the Royal Society of the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Big Garden Birdwatch 2022. The Big Garden Birdwatch is an annual event where birdwatchers across the UK watch the birds for 1 hour and send their findings off to the RSPB. The data has been used over the last 50 years to help scientists track bird population.

We see a lot of birds at Hatch End High School, including the red kites that soar above and the seagulls that dominate the playground. However, the Cedar Garden has a special resident: The Pied Wagtail which, to the great excitement of our students, made an appearance wagging its tail! The group had watched patiently through their binoculars and did well at suppressing their enthusiasm to not scare away the birds.

Birdwatching is a great activity that you can do in your garden, in a park or from a window. It is a great opportunity to have a break from technology and get back in touch with nature. Well done to all students who took part! We are planning more birdwatching activities soon.

You can find out more about RSBP here: https://www.rspb.org.uk/

 

Article written by Miss Randell, HLTA, Hearing Impaired Provision

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