This activity can turn into a hobby for children who are interested in watching birds and learning more about them.
- Bird book for your area
Anywhere you go there will be birds. Get a book from the library to find out what kind of birds you can expect to see in your area. Birds owe their success as a species to their ability to fly. Flight enables birds to feed where other animals cannot, escape enemies, and move with the seasons. Birds in flight are a beautiful sight. Take your binoculars and look for birds flying and resting. A few things to look for when bird-watching:
- Type of bird
- Different beak shapes to cope with main food sourcelong or hooked beaks for tearing at prey, short and stout cone shapes to crack seeds.
- Feetfor different purposes like perching on twigs, running, clinging to trees, grasping prey, paddling in water.
- Colorto blend with environment or to stand out.
- Nests and eggs
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