Saturday, May 19, 2012

For the Birds

We finished reading the Burgess Bird Book for Children this week and it was bittersweet.  We learned so much about birds.  From the youngest to the oldest, it was a treat.  We are all more in tune to the birds we're seeing.  Also, Angel just finished her Apologia Biology course and the last module was on Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals.  It was so fitting.  The kids went on several nature walks and found many of the birds we read about.

RileyAnn found this nest of newly hatched Robins...

Angel spotted this Rose Breasted Grosbeak and nest....

Ruben found this Robin nest attached to the dump trailer...

Unfortunately, the boys needed to use the dump trailer, so the nest was removed for fear that when the trailer tipped up to dump the dirt, the eggs would fall out and break.  They did return the nest to the original location, however, they could not reattach it to the trailer; since God created Robins to complete this special task.  We are hopeful that the mother Robin claimed the eggs.  

In addition, we have a plethora of sparrows cleaning out the feeder daily.  We've also seen Blue Birds, Redwing Blackbirds, an Oriole pair, a Catbird, Goldfinches, a Ruby Throated Hummingbird, Eagles, Hawks, and Killdeer.   We highly recommend The Burgess Bird Book for Children for young and old alike.   

1 comment:

  1. Hi Melissa,

    I found you through Simply Charlotte Mason. I too, am a blogger, and we have this book that we've never read. I'm breaking it out and we're going to get started! I know God will provide the real life fun stuff to go along with it!

    So nice to meet you! You have a beautiful family! :)