Bird Watching youngsters

CHILDREN at the Wildlife Watch Group on Sunday made bird-feeders.

CHILDREN at the Wildlife Watch Group on Sunday made bird-feeders.

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THE latest Wildlife Watch meeting was held on Sunday afternoon in Stonehaven’s South Church Hall.

The topic was ‘garden birds’ and there was a fantastic turnout of 18 children and six parents. Each of the leaders contributed to the gathering which discussed birds that visit our gardens with a quick visual quiz on the more common visitors.

There were also practical sessions on making bird feeders using various ingredients supplied for this purpose plus an origami tutorial folding paper into birds and other shapes.

Wildlife Watch is the junior branch of the Scottish Wildlife Trust aimed at youngsters typically between the ages of 8-14 years to promote anything to do with wildlife.

The Stonehaven branch is just one of many throughout Scotland.

The age range in the group is not hard and fast because parents are allowed to bring younger children along to ours for interest or their convenience, but other groups have their own guidelines.