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Bird Spotting

We’ve been learning a lot about birds and we wanted to see if we could get more birds to come into our garden. We decided to make some food they might like. We made fruit sticks and seed lollies. Here’s how we did it!

First we cut some fruit into pieces. Then we threaded it on sticks. We chose apples, bananas and blueberries.

Cutting up the fruit

Cutting up the fruit

Here’s my finished fruit stick!

The finished fruit stick

The finished fruit stick

Then we made some seed lollies to hang up. We mixed seeds with some dried fruit and lard and put them into cups with a lolly stick in them. Then we put them in the fridge to set.

Mixing the seeds, dried fruit and lard

Mixing the seeds, dried fruit and lard

Setting in the fridge

Setting in the fridge

Then we took them out and hung them up in the garden.

Our fruit stick hanging in the tree

Our fruit stick hanging in the tree

Our back bedroom window looks out on the garden so we went upstairs with our bird spotting book and our binoculars to see if any birds came to visit!

Looking for visiting birds

Looking for visiting birds

So far we have seen blackbirds, blue-tits, great-tits, robins, pigeons, sparrows and some others we haven’t worked out yet!

  • Janet E Davis

    I enjoyed reading about your bird spotting. It was a great idea to make some food that the birds would like. Some places near me had flocks of lovely waxwings visit this winter. They like bushes and trees with red berries. I hope you find out what the other birds are.

  • Grandma and Grandad

    We bet the hungry birds enjoyed the food you made. We are not too sure that a visiting stork could land on your food stick. Watch out for birds that have spent the winter in Africa. They should be coming back to England for the summer soon, including cuckoos and house martins. Lets hope that the weather will be warmer for them.