Saturday, April 10, 2010

For The Love of Birds

(My Little Birdwatcher)

My three year old LOVES birds. He discovered them last spring and the love has lasted. We made him his own bird book of pictures we took of the birds visiting our backyard and some of his favorite books to carry around are our bird guides. Nothing like a then 2-year old sitting at his brother's karate lesson perusing Peterson's Field Guide to Eastern Birds. His room is hung with a barn owl mobile and a great blue heron mobile and a Canada goose one is in the works. He sleeps with a stuffed barn owl named Who-Who and has added a bald eagle, goldfinch and robin to his aviary. I love fostering this love and we have added many books to our bird library (I will post a list at a later date). We also have spent hours listening to different bird calls on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology web site. He is able to identify many bird calls now as we spend time watching and listening to what we see and hear outside. I love knowing that all he is learning and soaking will carry over to adulthood in some form.

Here are just a few of the pictures we have taken this spring in our own backyard...

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