As you know I am part of a TOS Homeschool Blog Hop this week! I am so excited to be participating and I hope you will take time to check out other posts on the Hop.
Now, on to our birdwatching. Our interest in birds began several years ago when one of my daughters took an extreme interest in birds. (We actually own a Cockateil!) But when I am talking about Birdwatching, I am talking about wild birds. I will tell you that all pictures in this series are ones we took ourselves.
We also attract finches, a few woodpeckers, Bluejays, and Cardinals. Just to name a few. If you know what is actually in your area, it will be alot easier to identify them when you see them.
As you start watching birds, you might want to assemble a small field kit. Here are some things we would include:
A field guide on birds for your area.
A notebook for taking notes on birds you have seen, when and where you saw them, male or female (if you can tell), etc.
A pen or pencil for taking notes.
If you like to draw, be sure to bring a sketchbook.
A pair of binoculars.
A camera. This is something we carry with us just about everywhere. This way you will have a picture should you need to identify the bird. Also it is great fun to share the pictures!
If you are hiking to find birds, be sure to wear the appropriate clothing and be sure to bring water and possibly a snack along.
Also with hiking make sure you know where you are going and take a partner along.
|Oooops! These are our chicks!|