It’s becoming more and more clear to me that Knox is interested in pretty much anything that lives and breathes. Since he was just a baby, he’s loved ducks, but, more recently he’s developed an affinity for all birds, and especially their eggs and nests. A recent gift from a friend, a book called See Me Grow, sparked some extra curiosity recently, so we’ve been exploring the subject further.
Since the weather has cooled off some, we’ve been doing daily nature walks through the woods near our house. We decided we wanted to make a bird’s nest to discover how they do it. We went online to find out what birds typically use to make nests and made a “list” (of drawings) on his notepad to take with us.
Knox reading his list.
Knox collecting pine straw for the nest.
We collected the necessary items and brought them home.
We used the mud to hold the nest together.
Knox enjoyed putting his eggs in the nest and pretending to be the mama bird, and, of course, showing off his nest-making skills to Daddy that evening.
As a spin-off we made our own bird-feeder and hung it outside the window for birdwatching. Although, I’m thinking we need to change the food out, we haven’t seen any birds yet!