25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
As we do our best not to worry about life (and the current Covid-19 pandemic) we put together a little challenge with the help of Amelia and Douglas Tilbury for other avid bird watchers out there
All these birds can be found soaring above the school grounds on any given day can you identify them correctly?
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The Turi Bird Challenge
- It’s a noisy bird with a harsh scolding call found in Africa. It is insectivorous, often hunting by flycatching. It has a black head, neck and underparts, and chestnut wings and tail. There is a prominent white wingbar.
- Fairly large African Bird of prey with origins in Ethiopia. Feeds on small mammals, snakes and lizards. They will also hunt for small birds, road-kill and even insects.
- Their abundance in specific areas is attributed to abundance of resources in these areas. They have great-ability to recognize and use waste food sources left by humans in City dumps, outdoor feeding areas and food production areas. They are found in tropical portions of Australasia, Eurasia, and Africa but migrate to Africa in the winter.
- Chat – A perky and cheerful bird found in Eastern and Southern Africa. They have white brows, an orange breast and grey bellies. They are quite chatty and begin singing before dawn
- Named after a spice used as a condiment in sweet and savoury dishes, breakfast cereal and teas. This is also the colour of their breasts. It feeds on insects and specifically bees (which is also reflected in its name)
- Commonly found in Sub-saharan Africa. It’s a medium-large black-and-white shrike with long, thin, graduated tail. This species got its common name in honour of the fiskaal — a taxman associated with the Dutch East India company. The fiskaal, who wore black and white whilst doing his job, collected year end (fiscal) taxes, viciously preying on people’s money and leaving them hanging ‘out to dry’.
- It is a small bird with a waxy looking red bill. They are native to sub-saharan Africa that feeds on small seeds.