The goldfinches (American and lesser) have been devouring the Nyjer thistle. In addition, several Canada Geese have been stopping by outside our windows to eat the fallen seed from a window feeder I brought to school. One goose in particular likes to stare in the windows, hoping to learn along with the sixth graders. The students have named him "George" and have been tracking his movements each day. George is easy to distinguish as he is missing his foot on one leg.
Sage bird enthusiasts have formed a small "birding club" that has been meeting once a week during lunch. This week we walked over to ParkCenter Pond to eat while bird watching. Students spotted two American Coots, a number of Canada Geese and several Red-winged Blackbirds. Next week Liz Urban from the Golden Eagle Audubon Society will visit to share her experiences working with birds. Can't wait to see where our little group goes!