Bird walk

Last Sunday we went birding for the very first time. Local Audubon Society does monthly walks in different locations in Denver Metro Area and most of the events are free or low cost. It was a wonderful 3,5 mile walk and me and children learned a lot about spotting, identifying and recording our sighting from Master Birders. We will absolutely be back for another walk at the first opportunity. Find an Audubon Society near you via their website 

There is and excellent book list with activities on Cornell Lab of Ornithology page. We are only just starting our adventure in bird watching, but the simplest activities are easily implemented , the feeder can be built from simple materials at hand such as milk carton or bottle, simply watching birds in one’s own backyard and enter sightings into e-bird database

Some pictures from our outing:

will we be lucky today?

will we be lucky today?

wetlands in Chatfield State Park

wetlands in Chatfield State Park

in our quest  we came across considerable beaver activity

in our quest we came across considerable beaver activity

Redtail!

Red-tailed hawk

so close!

so close!

late butterfly

late butterfly

The Naturalist opened a bird box for us and we were delighted to find a nest full of feathers and droppings , which means there were a lot of babies and they must have survived

The Naturalist opened a bird box for us and we were delighted to find a nest full of feathers and droppings , which means there were a lot of babies and they must have survived

something to enjoy in the park even in the late autumn

something to enjoy in the park even in the late autumn

We also saw a kingfisher, jays, finches, blue herons…truly, a well spent Sunday morning! We will definitely be back for other Bird Walks, guided or just by ourselves.

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