On our daily walk yesterday, my youngest daughter saw a magpie, and wanted to know more. Here’s a terrible photo of the one she saw:
And here’s some information about them:
The Wildlife Trusts’ page on Magpies.
The Truth about Magpies — from the BBC
This look at Magpies in folklore, and how it compares to the reality of their lives is fun.
And here’s young Naturalist Dara McAnulty writing about them.
A magpie building its nest:
This video is an interesting one for slightly older children:
And, if you enjoyed the recent BBC version of Worzel Gummidge (and we did!), here’s the Unthanks, who did the music for it, singing Magpie. Again, one for older kids.
Nearly the weekend folks! The first week of homeschool is nearly done. I’m not sure if I’ll send anything over the weekend, so here’s a couple of fun things to be going on with: