The song above was made by the robin. Can you see it hiding in the hedge?
At the beginning of the month, the outside temperature was still quite chilly so we were still in our coats while we were out and about.
The signs of new life (plant-wise) were everywhere.
We didn't see or hear any baby birds on our walk. As we observed some courting behaviour of the adult birds (for example, two very amourous pigeons), we suspected that it was still their courting season so probably we will see or hear baby birds in a month or so.
The great tit's courting behaviour was very interesting to observe.
First, the male (presumably) would try to impress the female by actively singing very loudly (more actively and loudly than normal) and then dart around back and forth among branches to (presumably) demonstrate their speed, skill, and flying prowess.
Back at home, we also started watching last year's Springwatch programme (this year's programme isn't out yet) to get a feel of what else is out there at springtime:
This post is linked up to:
- Nature Study Monday: It's March! NSM! Link Up!
- Hip Homeschool Hop - 3/11/14
- Entertaining and Educational - Art Masters
- Collage Friday - Homeschooling Girls and Boys
- Weekly Wrap-up: The One with Cat Surgeries and Early Mornings
- Country Kids from Combe Mill
- The Homeschool Mother's Journal (3/15/14)
- Science Sunday: How to make a model of blood