Additional Bird activities

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)

 

 

RSPB Educational:

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-teachers/lesson-plans-and-supporting-resources/

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/

 

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:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/bird-feeder

 

The BBC sound effects library has a fantastic range of bird sounds:

https://sound-effects.bbcrewind.co.uk/search?cat=Birds&resultSize=20

 

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: