All about nestlings

In June, many birds are already nestlings and sometimes they fall out of the nest. A baby bird isn’t afraid of people and looks helpless. Often, when we see them on the road, we immediately try to save them. In fact, they don’t always need help because their parents are there to take care of them. Students of the 5th grade of Uzhhorod Secondary School № 15 and children of IDPs learned what nestlings of different species of birds look like, in which houses/nests they are born, what they eat, and how to behave when you meet them.

        On the 2nd of June, the event was organized by employees Department of History and Local Lore together with experts from the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies in celebration of Children’s Day. While they were playing, the students received a lot of interesting information. Firstly, they watched the video and saw the process of colonizing the artificial nesting structure with the blue tit and feeding the nestlings until they flew away. Then they got acquainted with the construction of a bird house for nutcrackers.

Then the students were divided into teams and did various tasks: guessing who is depicted in the photo and who lives in which house. They answered the questions of the quiz near the sculpture of Tutul, in the library they looked for the missing word in proverbs, in the courtyard they guessed where whose nestlings were. At the end of the event, everyone was treated with candies and discussed the topic “Do birds feed their nestlings with milk?”

The event was held in cooperation with the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies- IERS (headed by Alexander Bokotey) and the German Nature Conservation Union (#NABU), project coordinator Ivan Tymofeiev.

Informational Service of IERS

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