MP joins local school in the world’s biggest birdwatch

To help keep track of Haringey’s bird population, Lynne Featherstone MP on Friday went bird counting with Greig City Academy students, in the school’s grounds in Hornsey.

The Hornsey and Wood Green MP joined the students for the RSPB’s ‘Big Schools’ Birdwatch’, an annual event to check up on the UK bird population and part of the world’s biggest birdwatch. Armed with check sheets and pictures of the most common birds, the team spotted species such as woodland pigeon and blue tit, in the schools’ special wildlife garden.

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Lynne Featherstone, MP, comments:

“I’ve just had the most amazing time, bird counting with the Greig City students, and, thanks to this handy sheet, we were able to identify quite a few different ones, like woodland pigeons and blue tits.

“I look forward to seeing the results, but I fear that, judging from previous years’ counts, we need to do all we can, to make Haringey’s birds feel more at home.

“The RSPB has got a really useful website, with handy tips on how to make a garden more inviting, and I’m certainly going to have a look to see what I can do with mine!”