|This boy is scanning the lake for ducks.|
|The lone duck on the lake.|
|Three Bald Eagles soaring above the small lake.|
While we were hiking through the trees, we saw two piles of feathers and they were sad when they realized that they were dead birds. We discussed what bird might have been the predator. We narrowed it down to a Merlin, a Sharp-shinned Hawk or a Red-tailed Hawk. I also reminded them that those birds have to eat too and that they can't go to McDonald's or the grocery store when they're hungry.
|The spooky forest didn't seem as scary this time!|
|I taught them how the old log will decompose and become soil. |
Then they lifted it up to investigate what was under it.
|"Maybe we can see in there with the binoculars?"|
|"Hey! We're moving!"|
We started to walk back to school. Gabe wanted to name the Redhead and after some thought he came up with one. He said that we should call him, "Fishy Guinot"! That was sure cute! We had a great time birding at the lake!
|The kids are getting better at using the binoculars.|
|Here they are soaring like Bald Eagles and Turkey Vultures.|
|That Redhead was a life bird for 11 of the kindergartners!|
|"Its my turn!"|