Tired Mother Robin

Build your house using just your feet and beak? No problem! Balance construction on a twig in the wind? Look at your work with one eye, turn your head, then the other? Get done on time and under budget?

Today's art project was not a total success, but we gained new respect for nest builders. Maybe robin parents rush sometimes, but this art teacher should have made this a two-class project, not one. We didn't even have time for our tinted coffee filter cherry blossoms.

Guess I'll go eat worms.

Oh, be sure to look for these gorgeous, informative, and new picture books about birds at your library:

  • Nest / Jorey Hurley ; illustrated by Jorey Hurley.

  • Two little birds / by Mary Newell DePalma ; illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma.

  • Have you heard the nesting bird? / by Rita Gray ; illustrated by Kenard Pak.

  • Mama built a little nest / Jennifer Ward ; illustrated by Steve Jenkins.

  • Feathers : not just for flying / Melissa Stewart ; illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen.


© 2014 Nancy L. Ruder


Kathleen said...

Ah, you may have given me the nesting impulse...



You saw those, right?

Collagemama said...

Loved Koch's paintings, especially the watercolors. It was nice to revisit them, Kathleen.