MindforYou's All About Birds Activity Pack

MINDforYOU ACTIVITIES

26t h May 2020

WELCOME

SPOT THEBIRDSIN YOURGARDEN

One of the thingswe at MindforYou have all enjoyed dur ing lock down ishear ing all the wonderful bird songs.Most of you will probably remember t rying to spot all the weird and wonderful birdswhen we played Bird Bingo on our holidays.We thought

Thank you, for the poems, mindfulnesspicturesand photosof your seedswe have received. You've all been keeping yourselves busy! Several of you have also been online to t ry Chr ist ine's exercise video and Qi Gong. This months leaflet isall about birdsand we have included a var iety of things for you to t ry and enjoy.My personal favour ite is the bird feeder that Helen has found. My husband recent ly bought a bird feeder, we will definitely be seeing how many birdswe can spot and maybe even t ry to take a photo of the woodpecker we see in the mornings! Asever, we would love to see what you have been doing whether itsbird related or just something you've been enjoying which you would like to share to make us smile. Enjoy the sunshine and get ready to find out

MAKEYOUROWN BIRD FEEDER Just to make sure you manage to see asmany birds aspossible in your garden we thought you might need a bird feeder. Helen searched the internet to see if she could find one that you could make at home yourself with things you should have at hand dur ing lockdown. Low and behold she found one from the Royal Society for Protect ion of Birdswhich uses the we would put together a sheet so you can see which the different birdsyou have in your garden and how often they visit . I know when my husband bought a bird feeder I wasn't too sure, but we sit and watch the birds each morningwhile we are having our breakfast . For those expert bird watchers maybe you can teach usa thing or two , tell uswhat other birdsyou have seen in your garden and maybe even take a photo too!

humble apple, some sunflower seeds, a couple of st icksand some st r ing. Follow our step by step inst ruct ions to create your very own bird feeder. Then all your have to do is find the r ight spot to hang it up so you can watch all the birdscoming and going. Enjoy!

Carol x more about birds! Bye for now.

COMEFLY WITH ME

BIRD WATCHINGON LINE

We thought we would tell you about one of our Joy Inside Events, all about birds. Two MindforYou staff present to a group of up to 6 homes, all connected viaZOOM. In 60 minuteswe have a var iety of 5-10 minute segmentsall about birds, with at least half a dozen piecesof music. It 's super seeing everybody singing, dancing and somet imes whist ling to themusic. There is also the opportunity to share stor ies, just like we do round the table on our holidays. Always fun, and a great way to get to know people. For free we are offer ing 30 minutes to connect you to ZOOM, a 60 minute holiday event and aweekly carers event .Why not give it a t ry?Book your free connect ion or event on www.mindforyou.setmore.com

We always like to give you something to do on the internet and this t ime I thought I would speak to somebody who isa keen bird watcher and ask her for some good sites to recommend to you to do some bird watching from your very own home.Most of you havemet Caty on our holidays and it 'sher

MumMandy who hasput together the fantast ic list of different websites included in your pack. Take a look and t ry the different sitesand do some of your own real life bird watching. The good news is you won't have to stay quiet and you can sit and enjoy a cup of teaand a biscuit while catching up on the latest in your bird community.

BIRD MINDFULNESSCOLOURING

We have seen some of your Mindfulness Colour ing and have included templates to create your bird master pieces.Go on, get those pencils sharpened, get colour ing and relax.

SHARPEN YOURBIRD KNOWLEDGE

By now I am suremany of you will have watched more than enough television , so we thought wemight int roduce you to some bird quizzes. To start with we have included a bird search for you to st retch those brain cellswith! Then, if you are game to go on the internet , you can t ry out your knowledge of bird songwith an interact ive quiz. I am afraid the address isa bit long, but it will bewell worth it when you start . You will be able to go in your garden and recognise who is singing. ht tps:/ /www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHnzqKfxSQw&t=57s

KEEP IN TOUCH

Now more than ever we want to keep in touch.Wewould love to hear from you, so pop us something in the post , send usan email or pick up the phone.We're post ing regular act ivit ieson facebook and our booking plat form isnow up and running to book your ZOOM connect ion or you Joy Inside event www.mindforyou.setmore.com

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Apple Bird Feeder

On the below RSPB website, I found a lovely idea for making your own bird feeder.

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/games-and-activities/activities/assemble-an-apple- bird-feeder/

You will need:

An apple

A corer

Sunflower seeds

Three relatively thin stick

String

1. Carefully remove the core from the apple, preferably by using a corer. You may wish to get an adult to help you with this.

2. Push the sunflower seeds into the top half of the apple for the birds to eat.

3. Make perches for your birds by pushing one stick into either side of the apple, near the bottom. Again, if this is too tricky, get an adult to help you. Take care when holding a stick too, particularly if other people are around!

4. Tie the string around the last stick and thread it through the core of the apple.

5. Once you have made your apple bird feeder, tie it onto the branch of a relatively sturdy tree in your garden or green space, and wait for the birds to descend!

Virtual Bird Watching

The good news for bird watchers and nature lovers is that Springwatch will be happening in some form this year and will start on Tuesday 26 th May. Here is a link to more information: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08bdg3g At this time of year there are many webcams watching nesting birds as they lay their eggs and the chicks hatch. The Wildlife Trusts website has links to a large number of webcams including the Rutland ospreys and peregrines at Nottingham Trent University. Here is the link: https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/webcams

There is also a webcam watching the nesting peregrines on Salisbury cathedral: https://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/visit-what-see/peregrine-falcons-0

There are many webcams watching birds all over the world, you can access 7 via this website: https://birdwatchinghq.com/live-bird-cams/

Every morning at 9 o’clock the naturalist Chris Packham and his step daughter Megan McCubbin broadcast live from his house in the New Forrest. They have guests such as Michaela Strachan and Iolo Williams who talk about birds and other wildlife from around the world. You can access this via facebook, twitter or youtube. Here is a link to Chris’s website: https://www.chrispackham.co.uk/ The dawn chorus is a firm favourite with bird watchers and if you’re not able to get out to hear it for yourself, here is a recording that Killian Mullarney made last week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2Dv7-LRJAY&feature=push-u- sub&attr_tag=SZ_QzD7XrSS-5qEB%3A6 For those of you who have visited Pensthorpe on the MindforYou Norfolk holiday you can log onto the their website and find some daily themed content to keep you entertained, inspire you and to help you discover nature and wildlife in the comfort of your own home. https://www.pensthorpe.com/whats-on/daily-updates/

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