This last week we’ve been doing a little bird theme….
It started with the ‘invitation to explore’ shelf. A poster of different birds of Sweden, a book of Swedish birds and their call, a bird memory game, and a few cuddly birds which make their call – blackbird, greenfinch, bullfinch and a duck…
It was wonderful when Alfie pointed out that we didn’t have any robins on our tally chart – and so he drew one and added it – I was skeptical that we would see one – having only seen one ever in our garden, many years ago. But guess what I saw the very next morning? Exactly outside on the veranda, where Alfie had put his picture?
…so what a wonderful experience then, when on our walk home we found ourselves between a tree where two crows were breaking off twigs for their nests, and a flat where the same crows were building their nest under the rafters. We stood and watched them fly to the tree, break off twigs for the nest, fly to the nest to leave their twig, and return to the tree with empty beaks. Some times they flew to the nest and found their twigs were too long and they couldn’t get under the rafters to the nest, so they had to fly down and physically break the twigs on the ground with their beaks, before returning to their nests (which Ted found very amusing!).
What a fantastic experience!
Beautiful, wonderful birds!