The meeting began with a quiz for the children. They identified twenty pictures of British birds which had been arranged on the walls. The answers were discussed and the children did very well. We talked about which birds you might see in your garden and which birds are most common in the UK. Also we talked about the Big British Birdwatch which would be the following weekend.
Everybody then walked around Spout Yard Park together and managed to spot several different birds in the area.
The digital microscope and optical microscope were set up so that children were able to view various bird feathers and a bird skull.
Each child was able to chose to play a bird game, either bird bingo or snap with a set of bird cards. They all enjoyed the games. They then could chose to colour a bird picture.
The children each had a biscuit and a drink of fruit juice which had been donated by Louth
They finally were able to get very messy whilst making bird feeders. String was tied to each pine cone and a loop made so that it could be hung up. They then mixed soft lard, muesli, cheese etc and covered the pine cones with the mixture. They also filled half coconut shells with it.
The children took bird feeders home to hang in their gardens. They also hung some of the bird feeders on trees in Spout Yard Park.