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Bird Box 2020: Week 12 Migration

Click here to play                  Read by Matthew Welcome to the final Chatterbox weekly report. I hope you have enjoyed each week listening to the reports and learning about the behaviour of the birds that visit our gardens, school grounds, wetlands, farmland and coastlines here in [...]

Bird Food Recipes – Hanging Bird Cakes

Hanging Bird Cakes Ingredients: 2 cups crushed cereal..... (Cheerios or Shredded Wheat.) 2 cups of crushed pellets or instant oatmeal cereal 2 cups of assorted seeds ¼ of a cup of honey How to make it! Stir until the mixture is wet but not dripping. You may need to adjust the honey. Pour the [...]

Garden Birds – The Greenfinch

Birds that visit our gardens and school grounds Each week we will be featuring a bird that frequently visits our school grounds and gardens. This week our chosen bird is The Greenfinch. The Greenfinch with its forked tail is about the size of a Great Tit. The adult male is mostly olive-green except for [...]

By |2020-06-23T16:26:45+00:00June 23rd, 2020|All About Birds, See Nature News|0 Comments

What do birds eat: The Greenfinch

The Greenfinch The Greenfinch with its forked tail is about the size of a Great Tit. The adult male is mostly olive-green except for yellow markings on its outer wing and tail feathers while the adult female has a grey-brown body and fewer yellow markings on the wings and tail than the male. Greenfinches [...]

By |2020-06-23T16:22:54+00:00June 23rd, 2020|See Nature News, What do Birds Eat?|0 Comments

Pupil Zone 2020 – Week 12

Visit Pupil Zone (Pzone) to find exciting things to do and make linked to the topic and bird of the week! Migration: RSPB Migration Route Map Game Birds, insects and sea life migrate all round the world from north to south and back, from east to west and back and up and down hills. Find [...]

Bird Box 2020 Week 11: What can we do to attract more birds to our school grounds?

Click here to play                    Read by Matthew Just two school bird boxes have chicks still in the nest waiting to fledge. Soon the nesting season will be over and our attention will turn to caring for and helping the young chicks that have [...]

Bird Food Recipes – Blackbird Summer Fruits Recipe

Summer fruits for Blackbirds You will need: BBQ or Bamboo Skewers  Apples Bananas Pears Grapes Chopped nuts Chopped raisins/cherries Blackbirds are Omnivores. They eat insect larvae, mealworms, fruit, berries, seeds and grain. How to make it! Blackbirds enjoy eating summer fruits. These can be chopped in to small pieces and left on a [...]

Garden Birds – The Magpie

Birds that visit our gardens and school grounds Each week we will be featuring a bird that frequently visits our school grounds and gardens. This week our chosen bird is The Magpie. The Magpie is a member of the Crow family. Its head, breast and back are black, while the shoulders, stomach and sides [...]

By |2020-06-14T16:33:44+00:00June 14th, 2020|Garden Birds, See Nature News|0 Comments

What do birds eat: The Magpie

The Magpie The Magpie is a member of the Crow family. Its head, breast and back are black, while the shoulders, stomach and sides are white. The most beautiful parts of this bird are its wings and long tail feathers which shine in the light and are a mix of black, bright blue, green [...]

By |2020-06-14T16:30:42+00:00June 14th, 2020|See Nature News, What do Birds Eat?|0 Comments

Pupil Zone 2020 – Week 11

Visit Pupil Zone (Pzone) to find exciting things to do and make linked to the topic and bird of the week! Make your school grounds and gardens bird friendly! Here are eight great things to do to attract birds to your school grounds and gardens. Provide water all year-round - A simple birdbath is a [...]