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
Just a couple days after I visited the wetlands alone, I came back with my kids. This time I had the time to explore a little more. I’m so glad my kids enjoy bird watching, too. It’s a fun thing for us to do together. For the first time in many weeks, I’m able to add more birds to my year-long list.
I finally made it back to the wetlands. I didn’t have a lot of time to explore, but it was nice to go. I was surprised to see how far the water level dropped over the summer. There were many Great Egrets & Great Blue Herons in the water that day. There were also a number of shore birds, which are new species for the
Another week without new birds to report. But that’s ok, it gives me a chance to showcase the birds I see in my everyday life around my home. A few years ago we added a small pond to our landscape. I’m so glad we did. It’s pretty & the birds love it. Here are the birds hanging around the pond this summer:
Every year barn swallows make nests in the eaves of our house or in Farmer John’s Man Shack. This year they built one of their nests in a perfect place for baby observing. They built it above our front porch. We are able to see the birds every time we walk outside & while inside through a window. No new birds this week, but it’s
I have 18 different birds to go until reaching my goal of 100 for the year. There are 24 weeks left & I’m getting nervous that I’ll really be scrambling the last few weeks to make my goal. This summer has been busy, but not in a way that’s helping my bird numbers. Although my bird species numbers aren’t growing, I have been seeing lots
The other day I took the kids to a park that we had never been to. We explored the park for about an hour, mostly walking around the pond. The walk was nice. My boys especially enjoyed it. But, I only saw a handful of birds & don’t get to add new ones to my list. 🙁 We did see many dragonflies & damselflies, though.