Thursday, June 30, 2016

6.30.16 - KidSummer Bird Walk - Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Brewster, MA

Before I know it, I'll be enjoying bird walks Monday through Friday with the KidSummer Birding 101 group.  KidSummer is a nature oriented day camp offered at The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster, MA.  It is sponsored by IFAW, whose international headquarters is two towns away in Yarmouthport, MA.  IFAW has sponsored hundreds of deserving local children the past several years through the scholarship they offer to send these kids to a quality day camp they would otherwise not get to enjoy.  One of the benefits to KidSummer is the diversity of the attendants, children aged 3-15.  

One of the counselors for Nature Sleuths (5&6 year olds) asked if I would lead a bird walk for their group.  HAPPY TO!  They were animated and interested and gentle with nature, which are qualities we bird nerds like to experience.  Thanks for having me along for one of your morning activities Nature Sleuths!  (double click photos to enlarge)

Friendly Eastern Chipmunk

American Crow, being scolded by...

...a Red-winged Blackbird - male

Testing out birdoculars

White-tailed Deer & fawn on the marsh in the distance

Song Sparrow

Checking wingspans

Osprey pair

Found feather...always a treasure

Osprey soaring

Red-winged Blackbird - male
He was scolding us for being in his territory

Another Osprey nest

Someone found a roly poly bug

Honey bee, collecting & pollinating

Inspecting the honeybee

Happy Birding!
If you're interested in KidSummer, click here for more information.  My Birding 101 course is M-F 9-11:30 and is offered for children 7-12 years of age.

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