Wednesday, July 5, 2017

7.5.17  KidSummer - Birding 101 - Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Brewster, MA

Leave it to an enthusiastic group of young birds to inspire me after the long holiday weekend!  What a happy group of kids, who all contribute their interest & knowledge of birds!  We got to visit the butterfly house first, then we were soon on our morning bird walk. 

We were even visited by a young mole when we got to Wing Island!  It was a hot & sunny morning, which meant the weather was perfect for us to check out the trails for a time. We saw & heard many a bird, including a Song Sparrow.  I am determined for them to memorize certain bird calls by the end of the week.  I point out every bird we see and hear on our bird walks, so that they realize just how many species are in and around the expansive property of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. (double click photos to enlarge) 

Our List: 
Northern Cardinal
American Crow
Tufted Titmouse
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
House Sparrow
Gray Catbird
Song Sparrow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Blue Jay
Downy Woodpecker
American Goldfinch
Turkey Vulture
Getting to know each other & playing
the bird memory game

Bird Nerd Bunch

On the way to the Butterfly House on the Pollinator Path

Checking out the pollinators, both Honey bees & Bumble bees.

Miss Marjorie - the Butterfly House expert

Friendly Painted Lady butterfly

Getting close to butterflies

American Crow

Yes I know it's blurry, but this Osprey was on the go, anxious
to return to the nest with that fish between his talons!




House Sparrow - male

House Sparrow - male & female

The bat house that's been monopolized by
the House Sparrow

A nest was spotted!

Bird Nerds

Bird Nerd Salute!

Every good Bird Nerd should know how to identify Poison Ivy

Trying to catch a glimpse of a Northern Cardinal female

Phragmites - bad (invasive) marsh reeds

Song Sparrow

Bird Nerds using their birdoculars on the marsh

Osprey returning to the nest with full-o-fish talons

Juvenile Meadow Vole

This little vole stole the show today!

Being respectful, curious and thoughtful of
this sweet little vole!

On the Wing Island Trail

Checking out the Solar Calendar

Found feather

Everyone had a chance to hold the feather

American Crows

Spotting Barn Swallows, Eastern Kingbirds & enjoying the marsh view

We saw some Turkey Vultures soaring on the thermals

Osprey pair on the marsh

House Sparrow near the Garden Troll

Bird Nerd checking out a House Sparrow - male
Happy Birding young Bird Nerds!

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