This week in Exploring Nature With Children is the ‘nesting birds’ week. Rose and I headed to our special nature spot, looking out for any nesting activity, and whilst we didn’t see any birds obviously nest building, we did spot existing nests.
Once we arrived at the park we saw lots of mating behaviour; male pigeons puffed up and strutting their stuff to impress the females, male mallards fighting with each other and chasing females. Two of the males chased each other ’round and ’round in the pond, snapping at each other’s tales. It was quite a drama!
Rose with her pigeon friends
We also spotted this unusually marked fellow!
Isn’t he handsome!
The snowdrops are still thriving.
There was a glorious display of Daffodils.
We spotted beautiful lichen!
I found this smashing interactive on the Mallard Lifecycle that you may be interested in taking a look at.
We didn’t work in our journals this week; we have been busy visiting my poorly Mother-in-law, and our walk fell on our 100th day of school, so we were focused somewhat on the fun activities surrounding that.
How was your walk this week? Do let me know in the comments or FaceBook group.