|Cardinal in Flight|
Now, the Black-capped Chickadees aren't very anxious about us being around so I was able to stand close to the feeders and get some GREAT photos. The Cardinal and Blue Jays were a bit more skittish. My camera doesn't have a zoom and cropping makes the photos grainy, but I got some interesting shots.
|Blue Jay Ground Feeding|
Our studies this Wednesday included reading and discussing some information in Discover Nature in Winter: Things to Know and Things to Do (Elizabeth P. Lawlor) about why some birds migrate and others don't and how those that stay cope with the colder temperatures. The kids continued to work on their Cornell coloring pages and My Running List of Birds, but our big hands-on project was painting small birdhouses to hang in the evergreens. (Talk about color! LOL) We "stuffed" these bird houses with dryer lint in the hopes of providing a warm, comfortable home for Chickadees (or other small birds).
|Kids Painting Bird Houses|
|Completed Bird Houses|
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