The Big Garden Birdwatch is taking place on the 24th-25th January hosted by the RSPB.
During one hour over the course of the weekend thousands of people take part in watching for birds in their gardens or green space, they record the birds they see during that hour.
They then submit this information over to the RSPB. This information can be submitted by the RSPB live bird counter online via tablets, desktops and smartphones or you can use a good old pen and paper.
We are looking forward to taking part this year and have received a free pack from the RSPB that we sent off for in the post. It came within the week. Send for your pack here.
I also ordered a Toob Garden Bird set from Amazon. I wanted to create some play set ups for Little N before taking part in this event. They are a lovely little set of 7 garden birds, well made and realistic.
Today we created a small world bird set up to talk about garden birds:
- Where they live
- What they eat
- What they drink
- What nests are made from
To create this set up we used:
- An empty Roses tub
- Toob Garden Birds
- Bird House
- Bird Seed
- Small container
Today's invitation for play looked like this -
During the play session we spoke about what birds like to eat. Little N remembered this from the Bird Seed Feeders we made not too long ago.
We spoke about birds living in trees, what they make their nests from and what they do in their nests.
Little N enjoyed putting the birds to bed on the twigs.
We also spoke about what bird drink and where they like to have a wash.
Little N really enjoyed this feature in the small world tub which I wasn't suprized about. She kept putting them in the water tub for a little wash before shaking the water off and putting them in the nest for bedtime.
She studied the birds closely and spoke to them ever so caring during her imaginative play.
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