When it's April school vacation here in Massachusetts, I'm always hopeful and excited that some young Bird Nerds will show up for this presentation. Turns out, I lucked out with an enthusiastic, eager to participate and wonderfully listening bunch!
I couldn't wait to get them outside and they were gung ho to head there as well. Typically I do not have a notebook handy after the presentation to record the species we see, because our time is limited. I will list the species I remember we all saw and/or heard while we spent the last 15 minutes of class together. I hope I get to hear from some of these bird loving kiddos in the future as they add to their life lists of birds they've seen themselves! (double click photos to enlarge)
Northern Harrier (!!!)
|Focusing on a Black-capped Chickadee, using birdoculars|
|Checking their "wing span"|
|ALWAYS a pleasure to meet young Bird Nerds!|
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