Saturday, May 30, 2015

5.30.15 - Bird Nerd Moment - South Yarmouth, MA

While watching most of our son's baseball game, there are young fans on the edge of the field, and fortunately for me, there are sometimes young bird nerds about.  I have a new bird nerd pal who is 6, & he has LOTS of questions about birds.  He also gets just as excitable when he hears a new bird song as I do.  We were able to sneak in our own bird walk as the game continued, and we did manage to catch some of the great plays of the game, while scouting feathery friends around the fields.  He can now identify a Chipping Sparrow by it's song.  I think my favorite moment, when I was attempting to discuss habitats, was when I asked him why he thought we were seeing so many bird species.  His answer, "Because I have REALLY good eyes!"  There's an example of why kids, birds and nature in general, go together like peanut butter & chocolate.  

Our List:
House Sparrow
Chimney Swift
Red-Tailed Hawk
Black-capped Chickadee
Chipping Sparrow
American Crow
Common Grackle
American Robin
Northern Flicker
Downy Woodpecker
Brown-headed Cowbird
Blue Jay
European Starling
Northern Cardinal
Tufted Titmouse
House Sparrow - male

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Happy Birding!

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