Monday, June 22, 2015

6.22.15 - For The Birds - Wixon Innovation Middle School - Dennis, MA

Hot sun & blue skies made for a bit of a lazy Monday afternoon for us at Wixon today.  I didn't want to head into the woods, so we stayed on the lawn right next to the school and there were birds in every direction!  HUGE dragonflies were swooping over our heads, and the Barn Swallows seemed to know all about it!  They were swooping acrobatically over our heads getting an afternoon meal!  We discussed our different bird sightings for the past week and a few mentions about how to make the world a better place for the feathery treasures of our planet... feed them year round, put out nest boxes, pollute less.  I want these students to know that their own ideas can help the birds, even when they may believe they're starting on a small scale.  (double click photos to enlarge)

Our List:
House Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Barn Swallow
Chimney Swift
Northern Flicker
Song Sparrow
American Crow
Great-crested Flycatcher
American Goldfinch

Chipping Sparrow

House Sparrow - male

Song Sparrow - singing!

Song Sparrow

Young bird nerds, checking out bird guides - yes, I totally asked them to pose.

Another posed photo!  I couldn't resist!

Checking out different species in the guides.

See you next week kiddos!  I can't believe it'll be out last enrichment together!  Happy Birding!

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