A few weeks ago l got a new camera lens!! I used to have a 18-55 mm lens but now I have a 55-250mm lens! I am super excited to have a new lens because now I can take close up pictures of birds. With the other lens, the birds were always too far away.Continue reading “Photographing Bald Eagles”
Northern Pygmy-Owl On November 26 we went to the cabin. The week before we had heard a Pygmy Owl! Mama and Papa were in the sauna and I was swinging Lucy in the hammock when I saw the owl! It was perched on a near perfectly horizontal branch. I slowly tried to get closer, butContinue reading “Top 8 Highlights of the Year”
The history of the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) The CBC started in 1900 and used to be a Christmas hunting competition. Frank M. Chapman was an American ornithologist and began to notice the declining bird populations from the hunting competitions. In 1900 Chapman had the idea of the Christmas bird count. That year 27Continue reading “The Christmas Bird Count”
On Friday, December 3rd at 5 PM, Lucy and I are having an art show at the ZACC in the youth gallery and it will be up all December! I am so excited!! There will be buyable pieces of art hanging on the wall. The money will go to the Navopatia Field Station in Mexico,Continue reading “I Am Having An Art Show At The ZACC!”
This month I have been interested in migration. Migration is when animals move around to different places. Some examples of migration are in The Basics of Bird Migration: How, Why, and Where | All About Birds from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. There are lots of new interesting and cool facts in it. It alsoContinue reading “Migration”
This weekend we went to the cabin and I made birds out of natural materials. I made the Magnolia Warbler, Mallard, Black-capped Chickadee, Bald Eagle, Ruby- throated Hummingbird and American Robin. The American Robin is made out of charcoal (black), Oregon Grape root (yellow), roten log (orange), sand (gray), and a stick. The Magnolia WarblerContinue reading “Natural Bird Art!”
This week I listened to a presentation on female birds and how they are given less attention than males. In the beginning, they talked about the Greater Painted Snipe which lives in Europe and Asia. I thought it was a cool bird because the females were the ones that were painted while the males areContinue reading “Some Females Aren’t Plain”
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?”
Last week I interviewed Erick Greene, a professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Montana. He is the resident ecologist for the Montana Osprey Project and my friend. I had never interviewed someone before, so I was excited! I hope you listen to the interview and learn lots of new facts about ospreys andContinue reading “The Montana Osprey Project”
This month I have been interested in fires and how some birds depend on them. To learn more about fire-dependent birds. I asked Papa if he could get me a book from the library. Last week when we went to the library, Papa went to the reserved section of the library and came back withContinue reading “Fire Birds”
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