As the sun is shining and there are beautiful blue skies why not do a spot of bird watching? We often talk about and point out the different local birds we see when we are on our vineyard walks or doing our Forest School sessions. There is a pair of buzzards we regularly watch and plenty of crows, pigeons, sparrows and great tits who hang out in the garden. Over the last few weeks we have been making bird feeders for the orchard by stuffing pine cones with a bird seed and lard mixture. This is something really simple that can be done at home for your gardens or put on windowsills so you can watch the birds who visit.
See the link below for the RSPB’s bird food recipe:
Baby Room made their own binoculars a few weeks ago using toilet roll tubes (although we appreciate these might be few and far between at the moment!!), but rolled up paper or other recyclable rubbish will do just as well.
The RSPB has a useful list of all common garden birds for you to spot:
Let us know what birds you find, this morning on our travels we were lucky enough to see a red kite perching in a tree!