Beautiful day on the river

Beautiful day on the river

May 5, 2017 - 7:12am -- karenp

Our class hit the jackpot in the weather lottery for our birding field trip! Jackets were optional yesterday morning as we arrived at the Boise River and met Miss Heidi and Miss Vicky. Due to the flooding, we couldn't band birds, but we saw vultures, flicker, heron, geese, seagulls, cowbirds, ravens, and other birds. We learned more about bird song and sonagrams, listened to bird song, and created our own sonagrams from environmental sounds. We even had a wren answer when Miss Heidi played wren song. Miss Heidi also showed us her trail cameras, and the kids got to see what kinds of wildlife ( and people!) use the area. What a fun way to spend a morning. :)

Karen Palazzolo, Grade 5
Boise, Idaho USA

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