A few days ago, I made stop-motion videos of my Lego birds. The first one is of a bluebird catching a fly, feeding it to its baby and then flying away. The second is of a bluebird and a cardinal fighting over two flies. My favorite part is when the bluebird pushes the cardinal overContinue reading “Stop-Motion Videos of Lego Birds”
I became interested in nests when I went for a walk at Kelly Island and one of us spotted a robin pair feeding their chicks. Recently, I went for a hike on the road at Rock Creek and ran into a few dozen nests. Nesting is when you start looking for nests. We started nestingContinue reading “Winter Nesting”
Sing your song that is like a gong ringing over the field. Perched on a cattail hidden beneath a black veil. I may remark, your song like a lark. The flash of color on your wing makes my heart sing.
In this blogpost I will talk about types of feathers and their purposes. I’ll start with the flight feathers, the primaries (the ones on the edge) are for lift, brakes, sometimes attracting mates and warnings. Under the primaries, the secondaries are smaller but bigger than the wing coverts. Last of all the flight feathers theContinue reading “Types of Feathers”
I went bird banding this summer at MPG Ranch near Florence, MT. I was with Erick, Mike, Sasha, Trish and Annie. Bird banding is when scientists catch birds to put metal or colored bands on their leg. Bird banding is a way that scientists can tell whether birds that they caught came back to theContinue reading “Bird Banding”
I like sketching because it helps me be a better birder. Sketching helps me be a better birder because if you see a bird that has a lot of color and/or detail it may be easier to draw it instead of writing about it. By sketching you can find out what kind of bird itContinue reading “Sketching!”
My name is Dottie . I am 7 years old. I live in Missoula, MT. I really love the David Allen Sibley bird book : Sibley’s Birds West .I love to read chapter books like Harry Potter. I love to sketch, draw, paint and read field guides about birds. I like to go to LeeContinue reading “All About Me and My Sister”