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Horticulture Group Encourages Bird Diversity
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10th January 2019

 

In preparation of the Royal Society for Protection of Birds RSPB annual Big Garden Bird Watch the Sixth Form Horticulture Group have put up bird tables and feeders to encourage birds into the Melland Garden.

The bird Watch encourages students to be conservation scientists, noting bird numbers and helping the RSPB track the ups and downs of birds across the country. With this in mind we are preparing to make a hide so we can count the visiting birds without scaring them and are hoping to see birds such as Robins, sparrows, finches and wrens.

We have also made bat boxes and are shown above making House Martin nests to encourage Martins, Swallows and Swifts as they make their annual migration to the UK for summer.