Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bird Brain

It's spring time... sort of.
With all the snow on the ground here and the chill in the air, one does begin to wonder. Still signs abound: increasing day light hours, the cold temperatures are only just below zero, a wood louse spotted here and there, and the increased appearance of birds!

In fact, I've noticed several blogs discussing birds right now. Although my son is not reading these blogs, a recent spotting of an unknown bird at our new house (under construction) spurred him into action! Off from the shelves came one of his favourite books: Birds by Christiansen . It's a huge volume, like an encyclopedia. With 5 out of 5 stars (my son's rating) this was a wonderful find at the bookstore--- it was on the cheap shelves, discounted!

And that unknown bird? Well, it was spotted by my husband who only had his phone camera to use. A pretty lousy picture as the bird was so far up the utility pole. But he said it was rather a large bird with a red crest. I figure it was a woodpecker, but not a downy as they are small. Probably a Pileated Woodpecker.

Interior pages are colourful and informative



  1. This looks like a great book. My youngest son (age 6) has just decided that he would like to do a lapbook on birds so we are looking for good bird books!

  2. Ah, well, there are no shortage of good bird books out there! And age appropriate ones at that ;-)
    And tons of online resources. Sounds like fun :)

    Have you visited homeschoolshare.com for lapobook ideas and templates?

    sigh. My son has only been interested in doing 2 and a half lapbooks so far, lol. He's not overly into crafts.


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