Monday, August 1, 2016

8.1.16  KidSummer Day Camp - Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Brewster, MA

Back to the bird nerds!  We have a smaller flock this week, and I'm looking forward to our bird walks, and their bird stories and learning as much as we can about our feathery friends that we hope to see and hear on our adventures!   The KidSummer theme this week is Fabulous Fins.  Though birds don't have fins, all nature is connected in interesting ways, so we'll be discussing how birds need and use their feathers, like fish use their fins. One of the bird nerds mentioned that penguins almost have fins, & that their wings are actually called flippers.  We're off to a great start!  (double click photos to enlarge)

Our List:
Northern Cardinal
Gray Catbird
American Goldfinch
Barn Swallow
American Crow
Common Yellowthroat
Northern Flicker
Mourning Dove
Good to start off with the bird memory cards

We're already spotting birds

Empty Osprey nest

Using the birdoculars!

Gray Catbird

Watching a chipmunk scurry out from under the tent

House Sparrow using camouflage in the shrub

Wing Island Trail

The John Wing Monument

Documenting the rising tide - which decides when our walks will be

Mourning Dove

Checking out wild grape vine leaves

Recording our natural finds on the vitrine log

Happy Birding young bird nerds!

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