I love it when my kids take an interest in nature.
This month, Grant has decided that he is interested in birds.
|I took all of these shots stealth-like, through the window. That which you study, you also change… so I didn’t want him to see me.|
He is so patient, sitting there with his bird-watching “gear”.
We have a hummingbird feeder that is quite the birdy hot-spot, and we have a pair of Finches (?) that have a spring/summer home above one of our outdoor speakers and they return to it each year and obligingly fill it with baby birds.
He is very careful to sketch and categorize his observations:
|The Finches, feeding the babies.|
He started a little book of birds he has observed in our backyard. For some of them, I think he’s mistaken.
1. Just in case you thought it might be yours…
2. Can you read the description of the Humming Bird…? The humming bird is the fastest flapping bird that ever lived. It has no legs. (No, it is not mutated.)
3. I am sorry I missed the day when a peacock came into our yard….
4. This bird is either a Robin, or is very embarrassed.
He is such a crack up. My very favorite though? This way he came up with to categorize the birds he saw in the yard.
|Small, Medium and Big|
Do your kids do things like this?