Bonjour Snape Superstars!
How are you all doing?
I'm so pleased that some people have been commenting on the blog posts, please do write in with what you've been up to!
I'd love the whole school to have a go at bird spotting.
Find a quiet comfy nice spot in your garden to sit for 10 mins. What birds can you see and hear? Look them up in a book or online to find out their names.
I was SO excited to spot one of these in our garden this morning, right outside my window when I was making a cup of tea!!! They are the most beautiful incredible little birds called a Bullfinch - the boys have a brighter colouring than the girls and that coral colour on their chest is SO bright and like a living peach with wings, they are just incredible. Sadly they're quite rare these days, so this is only about the 4th time in my life that I've seen one!
What exciting birds can you see and hear?
I've been blown away listening to their singing every day too. Are there different ones which sing in the morning to those who sing at night?
Let me know what you find and what your favourite ones are. I can't wait to hear.
The RSPB website is a great resource www.rspb.org.uk
Now for the really fun part - firstly when you see them, can you sit still long enough to hear them sing!? Can you note down some fun descriptive words and share them? Once you have identified some birds, look up their songs on here, then we'll be able to learn to identify the birds not just by looking at them but by hearing them! It's amazing, you'll be experts :-)
(copy and paste this link to look up bird songs, also possible on the rspb website).