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  • Lou Anne
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    Activity one: I love birds.  They are precious to watch and beautiful.  I know some of the citizen science projects but not all of them.  I didn't know about the bird safe coffee.  I've learned a lot about birds and they're habitats and identification.  I plan to take more birding courses and practice more in the field.
  • Lou Anne
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    Activity 2. The birds at down house were more forest or open habitat birds and the birds at the nature preserve were more water fowl and shore birds.
  • Lou Anne
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    Act 1: northern cardinal live here year round vs blakcburnian warbler Is migratory. Scarlet tanager breeding season here then in South America vs Western tanager slices only in the west. Ruby throated hummingbird says only her June to July but here now and Rufous hummingbird is only in the west.  Sandhill cranes year round here and all over the US vs yellow bellied flycatcher is migratory. Act two.  Three yr round are cedar waxwing, common grackle, great horned owl.  I haven't seen a great horned owl in the wild.  Three part year are canvas backs for migration, redhead migration, and cliff swallow. I haven't seen a cliff swallow or a canvasback.  The great horned owl lives year round all over the US. act three. Male goldfinches are a bright yellow in the summer and brown  in the winter.commom loon in summer is broad black head and neck with greenish,purplish, or bluish sheen. In winter it is dark gray above with white breast, belly, and wing linings. act four. I find northern cardinals, ruby throated hummingbirds, American robins, american goldfinches, and bluebirds, and turkey vultures now.  Later I will find white throated sparrows, white crowned sparrows, dark eyed juncos, maybe a snowy owl.
  • Lou Anne
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    Activity 1 I watched a bird cam at Cornell bird academy and saw 3 blue jays, 2 downy or hairy woodpeckers, a squirrel and a black bird with a long tail and a long curved beak maybe a common grackle or a crow. I also saw a squirrel.  Then I went hiking at a county park this evening and saw 2 great blue heron, some northern cardinals,and  a blue belted kingfisher that I could I'd. Activity 3 I researched the yellow billed and black billed cuckoos who are here in the summer in wet areas. Their bills and tail colors are different. I looked up the black crowned night heron and yellow crowned night heron--they forage at night and the yellow crowned have a longer neck,legs and a stouter bill-both here in the summer. Wilsons snipe is here in the winter along grassy edges of freshwater ponds or among muddy stubble.  Outer tail feathers produce a low pulsing whistle and song is Tikal's Tikal's Tikal's.  I didn't think snipe was a real animal or bird.
  • Lou Anne
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    I love the belted kingfisher's call.  It's very distinct.  Lou Anne
  • Lou Anne
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    Hi Mary Lou,  One other difference I have learned is that wrens raise their tail in the air.  Happy learning Lou Anne.
  • Lou Anne
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    Activity 1: I went to the wall of birds and voted for the barn owl, the wood duck, the brown creeper, brown thrasher, and the great blue heron.  Also Activity 1 was to id 2 bird by shape:  I know a turkey vulture by its shape high in the sky and how it soars.  I know a gold finch by it's small size.  Activity 2 three birds of the same color would be the northern cardinal, summer tanager and scarlet tanager:  the northern cardinal has a black mask and the rest of him is red, the scarlet tanager has black wings and the rest of him is red, the summer tanager is all red. Activity 3:  A barn swallow flies through the air to catch insects, a house sparrow finds food (seeds and insects) near the ground, a downy woodpecker pecks a wooden post in my back yard for insects.  Activity 4:One of my favorite birds is the cedar waxwing:  size-bigger than a sparrow smaller than a robin;shape-rounded, short tail triangular wings; color pattern and markings brownish gray with a black mask, black beak, white under tail coverts and has a crest, yellow tipped tail; behavior-small flocks; habitat and range-nests in brushy areas like old fields and stream edges. winters in open woods or suburbs where berries are plentiful;and sounds a series of call notes.  a high thin clear or slightly trilled sreeee given in chorus from flock.
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