Tuesday, July 28, 2015

7.28.15 - Cape Cod Museum Of Natural History - KidSummer - Birding 101
Brewster, MA

It's one of those humid weeks here on Cape Cod, so we made sure to drink some water before we headed out on our bird walk. I got to surprise the KidSummer Kids with their binoculars for our bird walk today!  I LOVE when they realize they get to keep them!   While we were on our walk, I did not hear ONE complaint about the heat.  We did discuss how we were melting slightly on the viewing platform in the sunshine on the Lee Baldwin Trail.  We were seeing so many birds though, none of us were bothered by the summery sun.  I asked these bird nerds to keep their eyes open for birds they notice on the way to and from the museum in the mornings.  I'm curious to what they say they saw.   

(double click photos to enlarge)

Our List:
Tufted Titmouse
Black-capped Chickadee
Gray Catbird
Laughing Gull
Song Sparrow
European Starling 
Red-winged Blackbird
American Goldfinch
Eastern Phoebe
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (!!!)


House Sparrow visit...

Bird memory game

What Is Your Wingspan?

Imitating the Black-capped Chickadee wingspan (adorable)

We heard someone up in the trees...

Gray Catbird about to fly off

Juvenile European Starling camouflaged in the marsh grass

Song Sparrow

Great views over the marsh with their new binoculars

Bird Nerds in action

Eastern Phoebes

Eastern Phoebe - one just taking off


Can you spot the crab/

Observing the fiddler crabs in the marsh






The Bird Nerd Salute!

Evidence of bird damage all over this tree stump


ANOTHER Bird Nerd Salute!

Chipmunk hole

Beech Forest trail

I promised them I would post this blurry (LOUSY) photo of 
a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird.  That little guy would NOT stay put for a photo.

Fiddler Crab holes right next to the marsh trail

Happy Birding KidSummer Kids!

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