The Bedford Prep School Big Birdwatch is always a popular event at school, and so we were delighted to see 32 boys sign up this year to take part from home.

Ahead of the birdwatch, the boys prepared themselves by taking quizzes to help them identify common garden birds and their calls, making simple bird feeders to attract the birds to their gardens and even learning how to set up a bird hide. A big thank you to Mrs Chaillou-Kindred for all her top tips and advice.

Their hard work clearly paid off as, between 29 – 31 January, the boys spotted red kites, a sparrow hawk, robins, blue tits, coal tits, wood pigeons, crows, chaffinches, collared doves, blackbirds, sparrows, magpies and even a barn owl!

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