For Toby's birthday, my parents bought him a fab collection of all things to do with birds. The first was a beautiful birdhouse painted in white and blue and looks quite like the Cape Cod esq clapboard houses. That is now sitting very happily in a tree. When I work I can watch all the birds taking a look!
The second was a variety of bird seeds and each mix is designed to attract different birds. Unfortunately the photo didn't show them.
Then there was a pair of binoculars, and 2 fantastic bird books. We have been in our element. The binoculars are strategically placed ready to spy on the birds. We're fortunate enough to have such a collection of different birds anyway and now we've got a book to help us identify them. Jack especially has been enjoying the hunt for birds. He even put some fabric in the birdhouse to make the birds more comfortable!
Now Toby's '9' he doesn't want to appear getting too excited by bird watching! For the rest of us however, I think we've found a new family hobby!!