#WEEK2 #WEGOTTHIS #LEARNATHOME #LOOKOUTYOURWINDOW
Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE BIRDS and this week I want to share that with you. The picture at the top is of the bird poster in my bedroom (yes, yes, I know, I really am that cool) and I have highlighted the species that I have observed so far. The other pictures are of some additional species that aren't on my poster or that I was just extra excited about. This week, as you are stuck at home, look out your window, and identify your Illinois birds. You can even start a "Birding Journal" to write findings, draw pictures, and observe behaviors.
Here are my lists so far:
American Goldfinch, Black-capped Chickadee, Nuthatch, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, Downy Woodpecker, Tufted Titmouse (Russell's favorite), White-throated Sparrow, Eastern Bluebird (pictured above,just moved in this week), European Starling, Northern Cardinal, Red-bellied Woodpecker, American Robin, Blue Jay, Morning Dove, Common Grackle (Mr. Creasey's least favorite!)
Additional Birds I've observed because I live in the country on a lake;
Great Blue Heron, Bobwhite, Ring-necked Pheasant, Red-tailed Hawk, Turkey Vulture, Canada Goose, Mallard, Bald Eagle
Who I'm waiting for but haven't seen yet this year;
All of the Hummingbirds, Baltimore Oriole, Indigo Bunting, Pileated Woodpecker, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Purple Martin, OWLS!!!!
Here are some resources to help you identify your birds. Copy and paste the link into your browser:
Want to identify them by sound? This is AWESOME!