Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Wet pets science trip

Today we visited Wet Pets so we could make some observations of live birds. It was very different trying to watch a live bird running or fluttering around and take notes at the same time. We focused on the way the bird looked and the way it moved. When we were there we also discovered the birds all made different sounds.
Pigeons mating
Quail - he ran around very quickly!
Zebra finches - very small and they didn't sit still for long either.
Yellow cockateils

We also got to have a close look at a hen. Joy showed us the different feathers on its body - long, straight and stifff on the wings, small and close on its head, fluffy and soft on its tummy. She even had a sort of fan shapped tail. Her feet looked like reptile legs with claws and scales. She had a liitle feathers on her cheeks and a red comb and wattle.
Tail and bottom
Dinosaur feet!
We evn got to see a chick and how fluffy it was. It had proper feathers on its wings and a tiny comb beginning to grow on its head.

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