Bird feeder (Wednesday)
Welcome to our Bird Feeder!
Look out for different birds that come to visit each Wednesday!
Listen to their songs and learn to recognise each bird by its own distinctive call.
Look this bird up on the internet and find out some facts about it.
In response, you could draw/paint this bird, you could write a short paragraph describing this bird in detail.
Go into your own garden and look/listen for this bird. Report back to us here at All Saints'.
We can set up a Bird Log of your sightings!
Get your binoculars out!
All of these birds belong to the same family!
These birds are all tits: Great tit, Blue tit, coal tit
They belong to the Paridae family and can be seen often at your bird feeder. Their calls are clear and distinctive and can be heard in your garden or nearby woods all day (Great tit song, Blue tit song, Coal tit song)
- Look at each bird carefully. What is similar/different between the three birds?
- Look these birds up on the RSPB website to find out what they eat, where they live, how they sound, sizes, habits, ....
- Write a report about these tits in your own words. Illustrate your report with careful coloured drawings to show the differences between them clearly.
Here's the next exciting visitor! You'll hear it before you see it!
You know it is spring when you hear this sound!
High up in the trees, this bird makes a rapid drumming sound, as it searches in the bark for insects.
A great spotted woodpecker has white shoulder patches, black and white wing patterns and vivid red patches under its tail.
Once you hear this bird, try searching for it on a branch high up in the tree, amongst the new leaves.
Find out more about this fascinating bird on the RSPB website.
Wood pigeons are found in gardens and parks, and frequently under bird-feeders, picking up the seeds and scraps that have fallen off the table.
They make a 4-5 note call that you all know - we hear it all the time!
I think they are saying: I don't .... want to go, don't ...... want to go, I don't want.... to go.
What do you think?
Another bird that sound similar is the 3- note call of the collared dove.
I think it is saying 'I loooove you! I loooove you!' Do you agree?
Make up your own words to each call. Let us know what you come up with!
This bird makes a clear two-note call that is easily recognised.
It sounds a bit like tee-cher. tee-cher. Think of your teacher when you hear it!