Bird Dust Bath


★ Can you describe what’s happening?
★ Why do you think this is happening?
★ How do you know that?
★ Is there anything you don’t know?
★ What do you think this bird is called?
★ What would be a good name for it? Why?
★ If we wanted a place in school where birds could have a dust bath, what would we need to do?
★ Can you design it and make it happen? Think about what, when and where. What problems might you face and how would you overcome them?


This video was taken in Cardiff in summer 2018. Birds clean their feathers with water, but if it’s not available they sometimes use dust. By moving around in the dust like this the bird dislodges dirt.