Hooray! I'm back at KidSummer with a new set of bird nerds ready to talk, listen & learn about all things feathery! They constructed their birdoculars and out we went to explore, first through the museum, and then on a bird walk, when we were quickly immersed in our birdy world. Once we reached the salt marsh - it was a new bird almost every minute. We compared flapping wings to soaring on wings with one of my favorite exercises - see photos below. We have much more to see and hear this week in Birding 101! Can't wait! (double click photos below to enlarge)
Great Blue Heron
Testing their own made birdoculars
House Sparrow - female
Focusing on flowers at first, perfecting the technique
Ant found on the flower
A quick preview of Bird Alley
Discovering/Revisiting the allure of the Marshview Room
House Sparrows & Red-winged Blackbird-male
Northern Cardinal - juvenile
How long does it take certain materials to decompose...if ever...?
Underside of a Blue Jay feather
Inspecting the edges of the Bulrush in bloom
Flapping 'wings' furiously!
Flapping is HARD work!
Soaring requires much less energy
Happy Birding KidSummer Kids!