see how brainy birds are
Posted on March 23rd, 2012
A simple experiment to see how brainy our feathered friends really are! Great fun for kids (and adults!).
What to do
Place an upturned pot on a piece of card and draw round it
Half fill both pots with pebbles
Cut out the card circle, leaving a little tap sticking out, to make a lid
Fasten the card on one pot with a piece of tape so you have a hinged lid
Put some seeds in both pots and close the lid on one
Put both pots outside.
Watch the birds when they arrive – they’ll feed from the open pot to start with, then see if any are clever enough to open the lid of the second pot!
Let us know how brainy the birds are in your area, and leave a comment below.