Robins & Housefinches Nature Study

We’re really excited that the Outdoor Hour Challenges right now are about birds. Birding and learning about birds is one of our favorite things around here. In fact, in a few weeks, we’re heading to a bird sanctuary for a few days to see what we can see. Can’t wait!

This weekend we spent some time at Grandpa and Grandma’s house. We ended up staying longer than anticipated and without any books. So we thought, the weather is nice and we need to do something educational, and I’d already looked through the bird challenges on the Outdoor Hour Challenges blog, so I looked through them a little better and we headed out to see if we could find the birds in the challenges. And my husband took out his special toy–his new camera. We were very thrilled to find the two birds from the first challenge that live in our area. (No Cardinals. Boo hoo. I used to live in the Midwest and I love Cardinals. I wish my kids could enjoy them like I used to.) We also found birds in the second and third challenges too, but we’re going to learn a bit more about them before we post.

So here are the birds from the first challenge:

American Robin

American Robin trying to keep warm in the early morning.

American Robin

American Robin wondering where he’ll find some more worms. We learned while we were reading about Robins that baby Robins need fourteen feet of worms every day. Talk about a lot of time spent on food preparation!

House Finch

House Finch just sitting pretty.

Robin Cardinal House Finch Notebook Pages

Notebook pages that we did on the three birds that we learned about: American Robin, House Finch and Cardinal. These came from Notebooking Pages and Cornell’s coloring book.

2 thoughts on “Robins & Housefinches Nature Study

  • April 21, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Wow! Great photos of your bird study this week. The first robin photo is stunning! I love the way you can see the different feathers.

    I am really pleased to hear that you thought of completing some nature study when you were away from home with no books….great way to have fun and learn something too.

    Thanks for sharing your link,

    Barb-Harmony Art Mom

  • April 21, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Wow! Such beautiful pictures! I have to ask what kind of camera and lens you use?


    Time Well Spent

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