Probably not quite what you would expect to read here, but these Rainbows were children – the pre-Brownies group – aged between 5-7. We had met one of their supporters at one of our Garden Centre events last year so popped along to talk to them about birds in general and the Big Garden Birdwatch in particular.
Malcolm showed some slides of birds they may find in their garden – they were surprisingly knowledgeable – and then Sally Irene and I helped them to cut out, colour and decorate birds. Whilst they did this we discussed birds generally and various aspects of their make up. This included feathers, colours, feet and beaks!
With a short film and session on the Big Garden Birdwatch our hour was over – another successful project.