The past weekend was The Great Backyard Bird Count – and it was fun for us to count some birds here at our home.
We counted about 3 times total, I think. We logged in a hawk each time, I think – several cardinals, and lots of sparrows. We also have a Great Blue Heron that comes almost daily to our pond, or the one across the fence. We also have a steady number of Turkey Vulters.
We did venture out on Monday to the East Texas Arboretum to count birds with friends.
We hiked about a mile and a half, found the bird lookout, but we did not actually see any birds. It was a little sad, but we had so much fun playing, hiking and being with friends, we did not seem to mind the lack of birds.
I think next week we will pick a bird we see often and do a deeper study of that bird. Maybe some art to come to!