My Bird Sketches

For the last two days, I have been sketching birds from my new Sibley’s Guide to Birds. I sketched the Blue-and yellow Macaw, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Baltimore Oriole, Wood Duck, American Kestrel, Great-gray Owl, Varied Thrush and California Quail. I chose these birds because they are detailed and difficult. They are difficult because IContinue reading “My Bird Sketches”

Salmon Flies : A Food Source For Birds

Mom and I took a nature journaling class from the Montana Natural History Center in Missoula. In this nature journal entry, I combined three of our homework assignments into one entry. They were called Zoom in, Zoom out, Species Account, and Palette of Place. A few weeks ago, Lucy, Mom and I went down toContinue reading “Salmon Flies : A Food Source For Birds”

The Good and Bad of Fishing Line

Last week we got a surprise phone call from Erick Greene, an expert in behavior ecology who teaches at the University of Montana. Erick asked us if we wanted to go rescue a gosling with fishing line stuck around its leg at McCormick Park. Bird Emergency Rescue Mission! We drove to McCormick Park and spottedContinue reading “The Good and Bad of Fishing Line”

This Yellow, Black and White Bird is Worth Seeing

This morning I heard a song of a large finch called an Evening Grosbeak. I learned that gros means big and all grosbeaks have a pretty big beak. There were 21 Evening Grosbeaks in our tree singing like crazy. Evening Grosbeaks make me joyful because of their sun-shinny yellow feathers. I get ecstatic when IContinue reading “This Yellow, Black and White Bird is Worth Seeing”

I’m a Citizen Scientist And You Can Be One Too!

The Global Big Day is tomorrow! The GBD is when the world goes birding and people record the birds they see or hear on Saturday, May 8th. The GBD is called the GBD because it’s global and for birders it really is a big day! The GBD is on May 8th and really anyone canContinue reading “I’m a Citizen Scientist And You Can Be One Too!”