Scanning the sky for birds

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YOUNG twitchers at Siddal Primary School took part in nationwide birdwatch.

Children in Years 3 and 4 spotted an array of different species in the school grounds when they took part in the RSPB’s Big School Birdwatch.

This was the second year the Halifax school had taken part and it was the RSPB’s 10th anniversary of the birdwatch.

Teacher Sarah Tindal said: “The children observed birds outside the classroom and compared them to birds seen outside the staff room.

“They saw blackbirds, blue tits, sparrows, magpies and great tits. They also saw some bullfinches which they were quite excited about. They were outside the staff room.

“The children really enjoyed it and enjoyed being part of such a big event.

“It was quite amazing how many children remembered the sorts of birds they saw last year and compared them to those seen this year.”

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