We participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count back in February. After one of our 15-minute segments of intense watching and counting, I told the kids that we would take a break for lunch. Superman headed up to his bedroom (which looks out onto the backyard) to play while I prepared lunch. A few minutes later he excitedly shouted down to me, "Hey Mom, quick, look out the window - we've got TWO tufted titmouses! Let's add them to our list!"
It does this Mama's heart good to know that my 7-year old boy still gets excited over birds and nature. Just one more reason to homeschool. :)
Here is our list of winter visitors:
(Links are to one of our favorite bird sites, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.)
American Tree Sparrow
American Robin (These usually disappear for the winter, but this year they chose to stay with us.)
Common GrackleChipping Sparrow*
I'm so thankful to the Lord for blessing us with these little winged friends. The joy and excitement we get from watching and learning about them helps to cheer and brighten our winter days.