Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Earth Day

I read several books to the children about Earth Day and we have been talking about it for a couple of weeks.  Today we decided to get to work and do something to help the earth.  We walked to the lake with trash bags in hand.  Of course all good birders always remember to bring their binoculars with them everywhere they go!  

When we got our first look at the lake, we saw Northern Shovelers and then we saw a wonderful sight!  There was a Great Egret standing on the far shore!  It was beautiful!  The kids were cheering, "Life bird!" Later it flew over us in a circle and landed in a tree next to two Double-crested Cormorants.  We saw quite a few birds on that windy afternoon and we picked up a lot of trash!  We put all of our bags in the trash can out there and nearly filled it to the top.  The kids did their good deed for the Earth.  Now we all need to be more mindful of caring for it all year long.

They are scanning the lake for birds.
The Common Grackle was nearby watching the kids and 
thinking that it was time to go to my house and 
empty the bird feeders!
This was a funny photo with two Canada 
Geese, the Great Egret and a Northern 
Shoveler all in the same photo.
Check out its beautiful plumes blowing in the wind.

We were happy to see the Great Egret landed in the 
tree near two Double-crested Cormorants.

Kids were shouting, "Life bird!" when they saw birds they 
had never seen before.
Here are the wonderful children who did their part to help 
their lake, town and earth!


  1. Great breeding plumes on that Egret. And a great amount of trash!

  2. Wow! Great job picking up trash, kids! Those full bags are almost as big as you are!