The youngsters from St Thomas Leesfield CE Primary were all of a flutter when they took part in the Big Schools’ Birdwatch for the second year running.
The Garden Gang at the Leesfield school saw many species including blackbird, robin, carrion crow, blue tit, great tit, pigeon and magpie.
They made pine cone feeders and hung them at their school allotment site hoping to attract the birds.
“It was lovely to see their excited faces as they spotted the different birds,” remarked Karen Jakeman, the Garden Gang leader.
The Garden Gang is a popular club with 21 members who work hard at the school allotment from March to October, growing lots of vegetables and fruits such as potatoes, carrots, onions, lettuce, rhubarb and strawberries.
The produce is then eaten by the gang and also used in school dinners.
The Garden Gang is just about to start its ninth season and the youngsters are looking forward to nurturing a healthy crop.