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Bird's Nest Soup

Bird's Nest Soup
Bird's Nest Soup
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Bird's Nest Soup is the second in a series of environmentally friendly children's stories starring Amber and her brother Danny. Amber discovers by accident one day while brushing her dog that the sparrows are picking up the dog hair that blows into the yard, and she embarks on an experiment about what other things birds use for their nests.  

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Pages: 14
Reading Level: Advanced (9 to 13)
Language: English
ISBN: 9780744309416
Categories: Animals & Creatures, Educational, Mother Nature
Features: Illustrations
Keywords: nature, children, ecology, environment, gardening, bird watching
Date Added: May 26, 2013
Birds Nest Soup by Beth Szillagyi ISBN Copyright by Beth Szillagyi All Rights Reserved Illustrations by Steven Fisher Published by SynergEbooks wwwsynergebookscom Birds Nest Soup Birdy birdy Bright and pretty How do you Build your nest With dryer lint And cotton string But dog hair is By far the best Amber loved to watch the birds in her back yard She had gotten into the habit with her dad Bill and her step mom Ellen They had put out four different kinds of bird feeders and a birdbath for their feathery friends They planted holly viburnum and barberry bushes because those bushes had berries on them to attract the birds Indeed the girl had learned a lot about birds from her v igils at the picnic table out back She observed that sparrows and starlings were the least picky about what they ate reminding her of her brother Danny who had two hollow legs Cardinals on the other hand were more picky wanting only the sun flower seeds The cardinals were beautiful red birds and would often be the last ones at the feeders in the evening but Amber could never get very close to them even though she tried House finches were small sparrowlike birds and the males had red heads and brown bodies These and the gold finches frequented the Thistle Seed Restaurant which swayed from the magnolia tree although the house finches hung around the sun flower feeder too Amber especially loved the mourning doves the sad songs they sang and their delicately shaped gray heads They were fun to watch when they tried to get into one of the feeders because usually they were too plump and ended up sitting on top of the feeders looking down in frustration at the seeds just beyond their reach Fortunately for them though most of the other birds had sloppy table manners sending plenty of bird seed sailing to the ground where it was easier for the doves to go The family hung a hummingbird feeder but Amber had only seen one of these tiny jewels for a few seconds at the end of the previous summer It had been