The Big Garden Birdwatch is here…
Time to count the birds and enjoy time with nature.
(I think this is a great thing to do ALL YEAR ROUND!!!)
What will you see?
For lots more information and Birdwatch Activities-
log on to http://rspb.org.uk/birdwatch
RSPB also have a lot of At Home Activities.
Big Wild Stuff Fun Factoids Games Stories Competitions
Now for some Bird Art to inspire…
This Art Work was made by pupils at Saint Andrew’s Primary during Book Week Scotland November 2020.
P1&P2 made Pen and Pencil Drawings of Puffins after enjoying the story of Harris the Hero by Lynne Rickards and Gabby Grant.
Well done little Artists on those colourful beaks and delicate cliff top flowers.
P5 painted the details of the tiny Wren after looking at the work of illustrator and designer Zoe Ingram.
Notice the upright tail and the speckled feathers as she perches on the thorn.
P6 painted the Goldfinch-usually a very colourful bird in monochrome.
The Goldfinch was very popular in Victorian Times as a caged songbird.
These Goldfinches have perched on Teasels as they love to peck at the tiny seeds.
P6&P6/7 captured birds beginning to flock together at Roosting Time-
“Birds o’ a feather flock the gither”
They worked with both large and small brushes using a dry technique.
P7 inspired by a well known illustrator Quentin Black made line drawings in black ink and mixed their own colours for a colour wash.
Last but not least – The Gardeners’ Friend- Robin Redbreast.
P4 mixed their own colours to paint this wee feathery songbird sitting on the Hawthorn.
He is sitting among the berries and singing his heart out.
Robin Rid Breist
by JK Annand
(You can find this poem & many more on the site below)
I think the Robin might just be my favourite… or is it the little wren or maybe the Starling???
I will be taking part in The Big Birdwatch at the weekend- maybe I’ll decide then…
…and if you feel inspired have some drawing materials with you and see if you can capture the movement of the birds that you spot in your garden or park.