The slideshow was titled "Why Birds?" In this slideshow I tell some of the reasons why I think birds are amazing and well...I think it worked! The kids were saying, "Wow!" and "Cool!" Then later on they laughed and laughed at the bird videos that displayed cool bird behavior. They were quite amazed too!
I told them I'd put some of the video links on this blog, so that they could share them with their family. One boy kept asking, "Is this real?"
Cool Bird Behavior - Video Links:
Belted Kingfisher fishing on ARKive This bird has been at our lake in town lately.
Shoebill on ARKive This is a tall African bird.
Clark's Grebe on ARKive - Have you ever seen a bird walk on water?
Osprey fishing - There were three Osprey at the lake in tow on Wednesday. I saw them plunge into the water talons first to catch fish. I didn't see them today however, so maybe they have moved on. They are migrating through the area.
Click here to read more about Osprey and hear their call.
|This Osprey was at our lake last April. I took this photo of him flying over the water.|