Today it was all about the garden birds! We started the session by making some 'Pinecone Treats' for the birds. We squished sunflower hearts, mixed seeds, and breadcrumbs into suet and then squished that into opened up pine cones. It was a mucky job, but some of us loved it! Spot the SMILES!
We hung our cones in the silver birch trees. The birds were delighted...they'd never seen such a delicious feast!
We imagined what it must be like to be a bird trying to find materials for nest building. We found dried grasses, leaves, soft materials and feathers and made our own cosy, little nests. The birds were delighted once more, lots of materials for them to pinch (or magpie) and take to their own nests in the trees. (Magpies like to steal shiny objects and put them in their nests)
We topped up the bird feeders. They are obviously hungry. So far we have seen:-
Blue Tits, Great Tits, Blackbirds, Magpies, Pigeons and Crows.