This beautiful wooden set of a dozen bird eggs from Moon Picnic is the perfect gift for little naturalists & budding ornithologists to get to grips with! Every egg is a different size, each lathe-turned in solid sustainable beech wood and beautifully hand-painted in non-toxic-paints.
Hold them, roll, or count, sort them by sizes and observe the lovely colours and speckles. Use them as a sensory toy, for imaginative play and as lovely decoration. Create an opportunity to talk about native British birds and their life cycles to grow a child’s love for the nature around them & the great outdoors.
Bird Egg Facts
1. The biggest bird eggs in the world belong to the ostrich which is also the biggest bird in the world & the smallest eggs belong to a humming bird which is also the smallest bird in the world.
2. The study or collecting of birds' eggs of bird eggs is called Oology. An oologist may also study nests and breeding behaviour.
3. It has been illegal to take the eggs of most wild birds since the Protection of Birds Act 1954. Additionally, it has been illegal to either possess or control the eggs of wild birds' eggs taken since the start of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. RSPB
4. Birds are not the only animals to lay eggs, as well as fish, reptiles, insects & amphibians theirs a few mammals that lay eggs including the platypuse, echidnas & the spiny anteater.
5. Robins lay beautiful blue eggs, blue eggs are common in birds that make their nests in trees or hedgerows as a form of camouflage and it also thought that the colour blue helps protect the developing embryo in an egg from the damaging effects of overheating and ultraviolet radiation. If an egg is too dark in colour they will over heat & to pale they will not be protected against UV radiation.