Get bird spotting with your little one

Robin

The robin is famous for its red breast and often features on Christmas cards. The robin will sing almost all year round, unlike most other garden birds.

Woodpigeon

The woodpigeon is mostly grey with a white patch on its neck. You're most likely to spot this bird on the ground underneath bird feeders, picking up dropped seeds!

Magpie

A large black and white bird. If you look closely you will see blues and purples when its feathers catch the light.

Blue tit

The blue tit has yellow on its front, green on its back and white on its head. Look out for blue tits on your bird feeder!

Starling

At first glance the starling can appear black but, if you look carefully, you'll see lots of colours and white spots in its feathers!

Blackbird

The males are black and females brown, but both have a yellow beak. Blackbirds are often seen on the ground feeding on worms or insects.

You can find more information about the RSPB Big Schools' Birdwatch, as well as lots more tips for identifying birds, on the RSPB website.

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