On our way to the library on Friday, we saw a bird on the bird feeder. I wish I'd had my camera along. It was a Downy Woodpecker, which I had taught them, but we had never seen one together as a group. We snuck quite close to this guy. It is a guy by the way because it has a red patch on its nape/neck. When it flew up into the tree near us, we got an even better look and the kids were so excited! This was a "life bird" for some students. That means that it was the first time that they saw that particular bird in your life. What was your last life bird?
|The Downy Woodpecker - I took this photo last February.|
To see more of my bird photos of birds in our area, go to my Flickr site by clicking here. I have found in the past that the students and past students enjoy looking at the birds on my Flickr site. It helps them learn the birds and learn which birds are in our area.