Friday, March 16, 2007

Bird Watching

Today was Alexandra's last day of spring break camp. I spent about 4.5 hours walking through a park, taking photos, and reading (although it was a little chilly). We're going to be studying birds soon and I want to learn the names of birds in our area, and help Alexandra learn them, too. I had lots of fun watching them and taking photos of them and Alexandra & I looked up their names tonight. (Let me know if I got any of them wrong!)

2 blue bellied whistling ducks and a ring billed gull

mourning dove

mockingbirds
(they were doing some kind of mating dance or
perhaps a territorial "show" -
they kept hopping around and mirroring each other )
the state bird of our state, Texas!

house sparrow - female

great egret

european starling

blue jay

blue bellied whistling ducks in tree
(I was so surprised to see DUCKS in a TREE!)
 
american coots

1 comment:

martinbrtj said...

What spectacular pictures. GB and I have become facsinated with the birds in our backyard. Did you participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count this year? We thought it was a lot of fun. We got a backyard bird unit last year from this site and it had a lot of really fun activities in it. http://www.treasureboxpress.com/catalog/item/3107126/2644121.htm
Let me know if that link doesn't come through. We still use the bird feeder that came in it. :)

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