These are links to some additional bird activities:
A comprehensive ‘Introduction to Birds’ video, describing their defining characteristics and many other interesting facts besides:
A lovely story-rhyme video, Three Little Birds, posted to celebrate National Storytelling Week:
Alwyn and the Birds (first broadcast on Scotland Outdoors, 19.12.20)
Written by one of the presenters, Euan McIlwraith, this is a sound-story about a little girl who has a surprising encounter with some of the birds living in the forest near to where she lives. The narrative includes many interesting and unusual bird calls that will be of great appeal to a young audience.
The RSPB also has a live feeder camera trained on the feeder station its Arne nature reserve in Dorset – why not check in now and then during the nursery day and see how many birds you recognise:
Cbeebies instructions for making bird feeders:
The BBC sound effects library has a fantastic range of bird sounds:
Scottish Book Trust
The Bookbug Picture Book Prize shortlist 2021 includes a beautifully illustrated book about garden birds by Zoe Ingram:
My First Book of Birds / Mo Chiad Leabhar Eun
Every Primary 1 pupil in Scotland will have a copy in their P1 Family Bag, but there is much content with appeal to younger children too.
An interview with the illustrator with extracts read aloud in English:
Gaelic for Parents audio version: