Help for feathered friends
HUNGRY mouths will be fed at Fen Drayton Primary School now that a new bird feeding station has been put up in the grounds. Typical garden birds, including great tits, greenfinches, robins and blackbirds will find a regular supply of food and water. As we
HUNGRY mouths will be fed at Fen Drayton Primary School now that a new bird feeding station has been put up in the grounds.
Typical garden birds, including great tits, greenfinches, robins and blackbirds will find a regular supply of food and water. As well as filling the feeders and water bowls, pupils will be learning about the birds they see.
Headteacher Ian Connors said: "The children are extremely excited about their role in the project. Children have a natural love of birds and they are really keen to learn about the new visitors the project will encourage into the grounds."
A spokesman for the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) said that less common birds such as song thrushes and house sparrows had been seen in the village and might now become regular visitors to the school. Sharp-eyed children might even catch sight of the great spotted woodpecker.
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The project was funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government, which has also paid for a set of books and pairs of binoculars.
The feeding station was set up with the help of Neil Renwick, community projects officer for the RSPB's Fen Drayton Lakes nature reserve.
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