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How many birds can you name?

May 8th, 2009 at 05:41 pm

For Scouts 'world conservation' badge, G has to keep a bird chart and name 10 birds, 5 'IRL' (In Real Life).

At first I was a bit worried, not that he can't name birds, he has an amazing memory. But worried that we wouldn't see 5 different birds around here.

So far, since Tuesday, he has seen Wrens, Black birds, Crows (how does he know they are different?) Blue birds (or Jays?), a robin or two, and a cardinal.

Never knew there were so many different things right here.

One thing I am learning to do different with the Charlotte Mason, is to look right here for nature. One of my weakest subjects.

2 Responses to “How many birds can you name?”

  1. Petunia Says:

    Over the year we see many birds in our backyard. The feeders help of course Smile but Mr H loves to watch birds. Exposed to bird watching since birth Daisy could easily name 10. Perhaps we're exceptional in the course of bird watching. At first they all looked like little brown birds but over time I got to know them.

    If you're interested, in the last 24 hours we've seen a flicker, junkos, pine siskins, house finches, downy wood pecker, crow, robin and starlings. I think a crow is bigger than a black bird, and a jay is bigger than a blue bird.

  2. lizajane Says:

    There are a lot I don't know, but my favorite when I see it by our pond, or when I cross over the creek nearby is a blue heron. My least favorite is the pigeons that won't get out of our barn!!! (although a few of them are really pretty when they have a lot of white, and almost a light pink color.)

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