Tag Archives: Birds

‘Spring Alive’ website – encouraging children’s interest in nature and migratory birds

What a great website!

Spring Alive is an international project to encourage children’s interest in nature and the conservation of migratory birds and to get them to take action for birds and other wildlife…’
There are games and colouring activities on the website too. Click HERE to see.

Lavandera blanca (Motacilla alba) Pedro Luna Guillen via Compfight

Third Class, Room 15 learned about birds.

Eric Dempsey came to talk to us about birds. We learned a lot. He taught us about swallows and other birds.


We learned that swallows can find their way all the way from Ireland to North Africa with a brain the size of a pea!

You can read more about swallows and other birds on the Bird Watch Ireland website.

Green Schools: Biodiversity: Birds that became extinct in Ireland.

These are birds that died out in Ireland.

White-tailed or sea eagle

The National Parks and Wildlife Service are trying to reintroduce the sea eagle.
White-tailed Eagle
Photo Credit: Yathin via Compfight

Golden Eagle

These have been brought back to Ireland recently.

Photo Credit: Chad Miller via Compfight

Capercaillie or Wood Grouse
Photo Credit: Alastair Rae via Compfight

The Great Spotted Woodpecker
Greater Spotted Woodpecker
Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Sergei Golyshev via Compfight

Corn Bunting
Corn Bunting
Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Sergey Yeliseev via Compfight

What a pity they died out. We would love to see them in real life.

Why do you think they became extinct in Ireland?

Visitors to the Playground – The Big Black Crows


The largest creatures that we see

in the playground are humans.

Dogs are not allowed in the school grounds,

but sometimes, they wait at the gate.


The largest wild creatures in the yard are 

the big, black crows that wait

to grab a sandwich that has been dropped.


They seem to know it is lunch time

and gather on the roofs 

looking down at us.


Crows in a Row
Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Brad Smith via Compfight

These are the largest wild creatures

that we see in the yard.


by Fourth Class.