Not a lot of birds but observations are plentiful

Not a lot of birds but observations are plentiful

March 19, 2018 - 10:37am -- adale

We a decent numbers of English House Sparrows and House Finches at our feeders but the diversity eludes us. Even though we only see house sparrows at the feeders we have noticed a couple of pretty cool observations while out wander around the shcool for a field trip. Last week we watched a kestrell hovering and it went down to the ground and caught a large vole. Just as it caught it a Merlin zoomed in from the side ride at ground level, grabbed the vole and kept going. I'm pretty sure the Merlin  was laughing as he flew away carrying his ill gotten booty. On he same day we saw a large flock of Snow Geese flying over about 270,000 miles above us; They were so high we could barely see them. Miss Cory brought Merlin and Little Hawk to the class a couple of weeks ago. It was a lot of fun and Merlin was really hooting it up. He's never done that before. We are going to be taking a big field trip to Wilson ponds on Thursday. We are hoping to see  a big variety of ducks and other birds.

Allen Dale, Grade 10
Kuna, Idaho USA

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