More fun during bird-watching week. Pictures: Tony Jones

Youngsters at Ingoldisthorpe Primary School have been busy enjoying the school’s annual bird-watching week – and even spotted a rare breed of hawk.

Experts from RSPB Titchwell visited the school with volunteers helping the children learn how to spot birds and catalogue their results.

All the information will be entered into the RSPB’s database as part of its Big Garden Birdwatch, which aims to keep track of how British wildlife is faring.

Sean Wright, the school’s headteacher, said: “We have a bird-watching week every year and all the children watch, participate and record all the things they see.

“This year was particularly special as they saw a Harris Hawk, which is not native to this country. The RSPB said there are quite a lot around that have escaped from captivity.”

The pupils also spotted a whole range of British birds, including blue tits, blackbirds and woodpeckers.

The school likes to spend a lot of time on outdoor activities and has its own purpose-built bird hide, complete with pond and bird-feeding area.