Bird Watching in the Snow
Hi!My name is Christine. When I woke up
on February 16thI got up and looked out the window. When I looked out
the window I saw snow. I saw the snow on the roofs of houses and on the cars.
Then I went out to the back door and saw snow all over the grass and on the
trees. Then on my way to school I saw that the fields were covered in snow
Later in school ….Peter takes up the
Today when we were doing long division
the teacher looked out the window
and told Brendan to look out and see the birds. Then everybody in fourth came to
look. She told me to bring the oatmeal outside and sprinkle it on the birdtable
as the birds were cold in the snow. The birds that were outside were the female
blackbird, blue tit, thrush, and the robin. Donal and I hung the peanut chain on
the bird table. Now the birds have something to eat. Brendan had to take a
picture whenever a bird flew on the table.
The teacher called me over and she asked me to get the camera. She said “if a bird comes I would like you to take a picture”. At half ten I went to the camera and waited for a bird to come.
After a few minutes a Blue Tit came and I got a lovely shot of it.
My teacher was very happy.
Then at ten to eleven I got a lovely shot of a thrush and I told my teacher and she said “Well done Brendan”
Donal continues the story……..
The thrush is getting scarce. They are getting scarce because people are putting out slug pellets. You see first a snail eats slug pellets and it gets poisoned and
dies. Then the thrush eats the slug and it gets poisoned and dies too.
One day Jason and Donal put out the bird
hide. Donal went into the bird hide first and waited until a bird came. A few
minutes later he saw a bird and took a quick shot of it.
The bird had its feathers fluffed out as it was cold.