Sunday, April 24, 2016

Earth Day 2016

Today was Earth Day, so we decided to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather.  We walked to the lake in town with bags in tow to pick up trash and check out the birds as well as the signs of spring.  Birds seen:  Canada Geese, Blue-winged Teal, Belted Kingfisher, American Robins, European Starlings, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Song Sparrows, Mourning Doves, Eurasian Collared-Doves and Common Grackles.

They are creeping up the hill hoping to sneak up 
on some ducks.
It was a calm, warm day and they loved being 
outdoors without coats.
I noticed that they seem to be improving at using binoculars.
They thought throwing dandelions in the water was great fun!
It looks like someone's got their eye on us!
We have two Canada Geese at the lake.  This one has 
been named Henry.

This is Henrietta.  We are looking forward to 
seeing the goslings!
They saw a large bird in the trees that I think was 
the Cooper's Hawk that is nesting there.
Painted Turtles
It looks like we have a beaver at the lake.
We had to hike through the spooky forest.
Here are the young birders!

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