Sunday, March 16, 2008

Cambridge Birding

Red-bellied Woodpecker
Red-winged Blackbird

Red-breasted Nuthatch
Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker

Horned Lark
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch

Yesterday I went birding with my cousin Ruth again to Cambridge. We saw many birds including, Horned Larks, Snow Buntings and Red-bellied Woodpeckers. But lets start from the beginning.

It was a sunny afternoon and Ruth was on her way to the library, but on the way there she thought what a sunny afternoon maybe I should go birding with Sam. So she called over and we talked about meeting up. So about ten minutes later cousin Ruth arrived. I got my camera, coat and boats and we were off. First as we pulled out of the driveway we saw a field nearby and saw some Horned Larks and Snow Buntings there. We took some pictures and drove off to Cambridge. On the way there we stopped by another birding trail so we decided to walk on it. There we walked over to a viewing spot but didn't see any birds. So we left and went to Cambridge. As we followed the trail I saw Black-capped Chickadees so I put my hand out to see if they would come and they did. So I scattered seed on my hand and soon there was a feeding frenzy. Ruth decided to put her hand out with seed too and then a Red-breasted Nuthatch came swooping by to see what all the excitement was about. And soon enough he came to our hands. We kept on walking and the chickadees followed us to a feeding station. We put some seed in all the feeders. And walked some more but it eventually lead to a steep hill so we turned back and when we passed by the feeding station again. There were Hairy, Downy and Red-bellied Woodpeckers checking out the seed. And a Red-winged Blackbird had come since its by a marsh. So we stayed there for a while and went over to where the chickadees came to over hands. And it was about 3:30pm so we had to leave. And all the way back we talked about how much fun we had birding together. And as we pulled up by the driveway the Horned Larks were still there so we took some more pictures. And I thanked her for the trip and she thanked me for the book I got her. And that was my fantastic Saturday!!!!!


Ruth said...

Great post and pictures Sam!! That was the best birding outing I ever had. I am glad your camera was working and you got that shot of the Red-bellied Woodpecker.

Mary said...


I came here via Ruth's. Great photos and I'm so glad to know that you both had a pleasant day. What an awesome experience to have wild birds eat out of your hand.

Enjoyed my visit. I look forward to visiting again.


Birdman said...

ruth-Thank you, I had a great time with you too.
mary-Thank you, it was amazing to have Red-breasted Nuthatches eat out of my hand.

mon@rch said...

Hey birdman - wonderful photos and I love seeing the picture of the horned lark and the Red-breasted Nuthatch eating out of your hand!

Michele said...

Hi Sam,
We missed you coming out with us on Saturday, but, I dont think you would have had as much fun with us as you did with Ruth!!

Once again great must get you talent from your mom :-)

Birdman said...

mon@rch-Thank you, those birds were very tame.
michele-Ha ha ha, I'm sure I would have had a good time with you too.