Saturday, May 30, 2015

5.30.15 - Bird Nerd Moment - Yarmouth Ball Fields - Impromptu Bird Walk

So I now know an enthusiastic bird lover who is 6 years old and absolutely LOVES going on bird walks, especially when his big brother, as well as my son, play their baseball games. We DO catch much of the game because we walk the perimeter of the ball field and it's always a surprise just how many species we come upon during those games!  Don't ask me the scores of the games (or who won... promise you won't share THAT with my son!), but we have a long list of birds that we saw and heard within 45 minutes or so.  So fun to share birds with other bird & nature lovers!   I asked him why he thought we were seeing so many birds, because I intended to chat about habitats (woods & fields).  His answer: "Because I have really good eyes!"  He does.

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

House Sparrow - male

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow - singing

Chipping Sparrow

Spotting an American Robin

Happy Birding!

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