We’re Going on a Bird Hunt

The lovely learners of Lindisfarne have been taking part in The Big Bird Watch since returning to school in January.  Learners worked together to make organic birdfeeders using lard, nuts and seeds. 

They suspended their edible creations from the tree outside the classroom window and every morning they count the wildlife. Lilly said her best morning was seeing three pigeons, one magpie, one seagull, and two squirrels (who we immediately named after our favourite TV characters!)  In Science, Lindisfarne have been learning about animal habitats and extinction, so they are passionate about ensuring our furry friends are well-fed during the colder weather.


Lindisfarne have written their own recipe if you would like to make your own birdfeeder:

  1. Cut a long piece of string
  2. Poke a hole in the bottom of a paper cup using a pencil
  3. Put the string through the hole and tie a knot at the end so that the hole is covered
  4. Place the nuts and seeds into a bag that closes
  5. Crush the nuts and seeds up with a rolling pin
  6. Melt the lard in a pan and be careful because it gets hot
  7. Pour the nuts and seeds into the pan and stir it up
  8. Pour the mixture into the paper cup
  9.  Refrigerate the cups overnight
  10. Rip the paper cup off
  11. Use the string to hang the bird feeders from a tree
  12. Count the birds eating them!