Wednesday, July 4, 2018

LAST SPRING BIRD WATCH SESSION

      Many of you know that I lead a weekly bird watching session. I take people for two hours on Saturday mornings. We meet at various locations throughout the season and see how many bird species we can find.

    I have from 8-16 people attend and a total of 25 people who have participated. This spring we went out 9 times and 7 were at in town locations. We saw 70 species in that amount of time.

    We know our birds as several people are super knowledgeable on birds and they don't mind sharing information. They are good teachers. However , we are a fun group and lots of good visiting takes place. There are standard jokes like seeing the " penguin." 

    We don't bird in the summer so our last session was June 20. We went to a place known as Spring Brook Natural Area. It's 160 acres of natural habitat. There are wetlands, grass areas, riparian, brush and old growth forest so a wide variety of habitat.

    I didn't take photos on Saturday but I have photos from last year.








26 comments:

  1. Nice way to spot the birds together, with more people there is always one who spots one I suppose.

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    1. There are some very good spotters in the group. Listening tells us where many birds are.

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  2. Nice! I would join you if I lived nearby, but I am not very good at identification. Sometimes I hear a bird call and wonder what it is. :-)

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    1. This group accepts and supports all levels of birding. Our experts are most helpful.

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  3. You do good work! Well done. It's an amazing hobby!

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    1. Thank you. Each bird is interesting.

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  4. Looks like a great way to spend a Saturday morning. It is beautiful there!

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    1. Yes, rain or shine we get out.

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  5. It sounds like you enjoy yourselves!

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  6. Is that a goldfinch in the top photo? What is that thing?!

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    1. It's a yellow headed black bird.

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  7. What a novel area to play. The bird must migrate early up there so you lose species. The blackbirds leave here around August and are some of the 1st to leave.

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    1. there's quite a bit of movement south in August...warblers , sparrows.

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  8. Sounds like more fun than Googling birds by description!! I need some knowledgeable bird people in my life :)

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    1. Google? Half these people have a birding app on their phones. That's cool.

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  9. Birdwatchers are generally nice, peaceful people. Do any angry, obnoxious birdwatchers even exist?

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    1. Good question. I know Bertha is mad at me! I don't move fast enough for her.

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  10. Those who watch birds will protect birds.

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    1. Yes, I try and get new people and welcome anybody.

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  11. That sounds like a lot of fun!

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    1. We do have fun. There are some very good photographers. Check out the RDRN face book page.

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  12. Sounds like a fun group Red, and always very nice when people pass on their knowledge to others. I enjoy learning that way. Enjoyed your photos too.

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  13. I'm intrigued by the first bird. I thought it might be a Golden Oriole but then thought otherwise.

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  14. Looks like a great way to get out and enjoy a beautiful day.

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  15. I know so many people that are bird watchers (birders?). I love birds, but know so little about most of them. Maybe one of these I'll spend some time learning.

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