Saturday, February 17, 2007

Girl Scout Bird Walk

This morning I had the privilege of leading Janet Harris and 4 of her intrepid Girl Scouts on a bird walk in our neighborhood. These girls were bright, sharp-eyed, and enthusiasitc so it was lots of fun showing them birds. Starting where Lake Creek meets the Town and Country playing fields, we then explored the county flood plain property (future hike and bike trail) and crossed the creek to see the Amber Oaks Corporate Center drainage pond. We totaled up 20 species! Some favorites were a beautiful male American Kestrel hunting over the creek, 6 Greater Yellowlegs, several Killdeer, and a Red-bellied Woodpecker. Fun was had by all -- I hope we can do it again soon!

The picture is of a Greater Yellowlegs I took in the same area last weekend. It's probably one of the same birds we saw today since I've been seeing a small flock in that area for most of the winter.

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