Hunting while birding or is it birding while hunting?

This morning, Papa woke me up to go hunting. It was 5:00 AM! I got dressed quickly. Then we got in the truck and drove towards Sawmill Gulch, Rattlesnake. We had packed yesterday, so it was really easy to get out of the house. Yesterday, while I was packing my bag, I included my natureContinue reading “Hunting while birding or is it birding while hunting?”

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”