This week at Walton Hospital in Chesterfield, Cavendish Hospital in Buxton and at Newholme Hospital in Bakewell, we’ve been learning about the dawn chorus, and the habits and folklore about some of the UK’s most iconic songbirds. We listened to birdsong recordings and had a go at making models of birds out of clay.
We also wrote some poems called Kennings, an ancient Anglo-Saxon form of poetry in the form of a riddle. Can you guess the identity of these birds? (Answers at the bottom of this post!)
Who am I?
Little but loud
Bright and bold
Sleek and glossy
Alarm clock beater
Any ideas? Before you peek at the answers, here are some of our sculpted masterpieces.
Answers to kennings:
A) Robin B) Wren C) Swallow D) Chaffinch E) Bluetit F) Blackbird