Getting in touch with the wild side
Published: 20 Feb 2012 14:40
Similarly, the recent RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, wherein children and teachers up and down the nation were encouraged to spy on furry visitors and keep a record of the breeds, attracted a variety of local schools. This included Sonning C of E, Emmbrook and Ridgeway Infant and Primary School in Maidenhead.
Last year the birdwatch attracted 949 students and teachers from 23 schools across Berkshire alone, all of whom spent a weekend spotting a menagerie of birds.
With all these schemes continuing and the weather beginning to warm, Berkshire Media Group's resident photographer and bird lover, Chris Forsey, has recommended that those casting their eyes upward should be on the hunt for the following springtime sky dwellers:
- Willow Warbler
- Sand Martin (usually the earliest to arrive for the summer)