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Stories, anecdotes, jokes and wisdom

We’d love to hear from you if you have a favourite bird story, anecdote or even a joke, or if you have some bird knowledege that you would like to share. Mail it to us secretcityarts@gmail.com and we will upload it to our story page (link)

Bird art, craft and photography gallery

Send us a photograph of birds in your garden… or a picture you’ve painted… or a birdbox or feeder you’ve made… or a duck you’ve knitted? Or something else we haven’t even thought of? Email a photo to us at secretcityarts@gmail.com and we will add it to our bird gallery.(link)

50 word mini-stories: Mandy’s challenge

Choose one of the 7 story types:
quest, tragedy, comedy, journey and return,
rags to riches, rebirth, overcoming the monster.
Write a 50 word mini-story, which includes a bird.
email your story to secretcityarts@gmail.com and we will upload it to our writing challenge page(link)

Bird Related Craft Activities, Song and Links


Since we started the project we have been researching and developing some new skills and have found the following sites useful and interesting – so we thought we’d share them.

(If the links don’t fly you there, try copying and pasting them into the box)

Paper Birds

http://www.origami-resource-center.com/birds.html

Bird Boxes and Feeders

http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/bird-box/

Don’t forget we’ll be teaming up with the rangers at Edgbaston Reservoir on Sat 18th February 2012. They’ll be sharing their feathery knowledge and skills – identification, making a bird box, and ringing birds to track them.

Bird Sounds and Song

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/programmes/radio/dawn_chorus/index.shtml

http://www.ukdigitalradio.com/news/display.asp?id=290 A radio station playing Bird Song !

Volunteers

Secret City Arts works regularly with volunteers for our community engagement projects if you would be interested in gaining experience in community and participatory arts  please get in contact with Pyn (secretcityarts@gmail.com) using the words Volunteer Opportunity in your subject heading.

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