A couple weeks ago I took Farm Kid2 to the Audubon Society to listen to a lecture on Peregrine Falcons & to meet a woman who wrote the book Falcons in the City. It’s a great book about the Peregrine Falcons in Portland. Not too long ago, there were no known nesting Peregrine Falcons in Oregon. Thanks to a handful of workers/volunteers, they’ve made a great comeback.
Learning about the Peregrine Falcons in Oregon & how the Audubon Society keeps tabs on them.
Farm Kid2 getting his book signed by the author & illustrator, Lisa C. Manning.
A few wild birds were hanging out around the Audubon Society, including this Anna’s Hummingbird. This is a new bird for my list. Yippey!
They just started showing back up at our house, too, after being away for the summer.
He hatched with a bad foot, so the Audubon Society uses him as an education bird.
Farm Kid2 asked the handler many questions including, “What does Finnegan eat?”
We learned that he eats young quail, which was especially interesting since we have quail.
Somehow way back in June I skipped a week of logging my bird sightings & it’s taken me this long to realize I’ve been off a week since then. Instead of back tracking, I’m just listing this post as 2 weeks, so next week’s number will be correct. Silly me. I’ll just blame it on too much summer fun.
BIRD SPECIES SEEN IN 2013:
SEEN SO FAR = 91 of 100