Jenny Has a Good Word for Some Sparrows

Audio download: Chapter 3 of The Burgess Bird Book for Children

003 - Sweet Voice the Vesper Sparrow and Little Friend the Song Sparrow

Image: Sweet Voice the Vesper Sparrow and Little Friend the Song Sparrow

Peter Rabbit provides updates on the recent events in the Old Orchard to Jenny Wren, who had been migrating back from the sunny South and arrived just yesterday.  Their conversation is mostly about three species of sparrows (see links below).

Questions to ask kids:

  • Before you listen to the chapter, listen to the songs of each sparrow linked to below.  Why song do you like best?  Which song sounds like “I live happ-i-ly, happ-i-ly, happ-i-ly?”
  • Which sparrow lives close to the ground in the swampy area near the Old Orchard?
  • Which sparrows continue their migration north to the Great Woods of the North?
  • Jenny and Peter prefer brown and gray coats like the ones they have.  Which sparrow is colored only brown and gray, brown and gray with yellow highlights near their eyes, and reddish plumage?

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