Saturday, April 22, 2017

4.20.17 Birdwatching For Beginners - Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Brewster, MA

When it's April school vacation here in Massachusetts, I'm always hopeful and excited that some young Bird Nerds will show up for this presentation.  Turns out, I lucked out with an enthusiastic, eager to participate and wonderfully listening bunch!

I couldn't wait to get them outside and they were gung ho to head there as well.  Typically I do not have a notebook handy after the presentation to record the species we see, because our time is limited.  I will list the species I remember we all saw and/or heard while we spent the last 15 minutes of class together.  I hope I get to hear from some of these bird loving kiddos in the future as they add to their life lists of birds they've seen themselves!  (double click photos to enlarge)

Our List:
Black-capped Chickadee
Song Sparrow
Tufted Titmouse
Northern Cardinal
American Crow
Herring Gull
Double-crested Cormorant
Northern Harrier (!!!)
American Goldfinch

Focusing on a Black-capped Chickadee, using birdoculars

Checking their "wing span"

ALWAYS a pleasure to meet young Bird Nerds!
Happy Birding!
Next Opportunity for Birdwatching For Beginners: 5.11.17 @ 10am
Members: FREE, Non-members: Included with price of admission to the museum

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