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Bird nests

Background

Birds make nests and lay their eggs in it. The young birds hatch out of the eggs. They live there till they are strong enough to fly. Parent birds feed the young ones and protect them from predators. But birds do not live in nests. 

Aim

Observe bird nests and realise that birds use varied materials to build nests.

Observe bird nests and realise that nests offer protection to young birds.

Observe the location of bird nests and time of the year and relate it to the birds habits.  

Activities

Observe bird nests and realise that birds use varied materials to build nests.

Observe bird nests and realise that nests offer protection to young birds.

Observe the location of bird nests and time of the year and relate it to the birds habits. 

Related Questions

Some birds, like the blue rock pigeon lay eggs throughout the year. Some others like the crow choose particular periods of the year to lay eggs. Birds that migrate from colder places nest in winter. What time of the year did you find the nest? What can you say about the bird from this information?

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