Are reservations required? Is this a good thing for my kids or is this more adult oriented?

 

I take my kids out in the woods and we end up looking for birds and trying id them, but I would like to find a program about birding for them. Any suggestions?

 

 

On another note…..

 

Two weeks ago we put a new feeder by our house. It took a week before the birds, mostly sparrows, chickadees and cardinals found it. Last Sunday at 11 am I was looking at the feeder when all of a sudden the birds just disappeared and 5 seconds later this magnificent large hawk swooped up and landed about 5 feet from the feeder on my deck rail. I was about 8 feet from this bird, and very thankful right then for whoever discovered that melting sand makes glass! I would not have wanted to be right beside this animal as he (or she) was obviously hungry and looking for a snack of fresh little bird! It was amazing to be so close and see the twitching of the head as it scanned for what was available, the detail in the feathers, and especially the powerful talons. I’ve never been so close to a Coopers Hawk and before I knew it, it was flying away with a powerful leap into the air. This is the third time I’ve seen this bird in the last two months.

 

 

Thanks –

 

James

 

-----Original Message-----
From: MO Wild Bird Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Yvonne Homeyer
Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 5:48 PM
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Subject: WGNSS Saturday Walk

 

This Saturday, January 11, David Becher will lead a "Where the Birds Are" walk (location not known until Saturday morning) for the Webster Groves Nature Study Society (WGNSS).  Meet at 8:00 a.m. on the north side of the parking lot of the St. Louis County Library Headquarters building on S. Lindbergh near Hwy. 40, across from Plaza Frontenac.

 

Yvonne Homeyer

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