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  • Nat
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    Activity 1 - I've always loved birds and watching them outdoors. I knew they were important for most of the things listed in this lesson but during the self-isolation of the pandemic their importance has helped me be positive and able to enjoy the nature that goes on and on around me (I've been able to stop and smell the roses or watch the birds in this case). The humans may have pulled an all stop and might be going through a life changing event but the birds and all of nature keep on moving even when they go through similar things constantly and come out the other side sometimes a little worse for wear but still there and living their lives. Activity 2 - I try to keep my windows reflection free and have stuck pictures on some of them to prevent the birds from hitting them. My cat stays indoors (safer for her - no owl, raptor or other predator can scoop her up or having her be hit by a car and safer for all the birds that grace the yard although she can keep away all the mice she wants!) Activity 3 - When I was just a kid (mid 1970s) the Canada Goose population was seriously endangered. To see a flock migrating was quite an event! Now they are everywhere often considered a nuisance! This is also happened with the Wild Turkey - it is one of the most successful reintroduction of a species in our area! Activity 4 - I don't think I'll change my bird watching ways or have any life changing experiences, but I will watch more carefully and appreciate the sight of a bird more than before. Happy Bird Watching everyone!
  • Nat
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    I've always been interested in birding. My father is an avid birdwatcher and I guess I got the bug from him. My brother, from western Canada, is also very into bird watching and we like to discuss the common and different birds from our regions. I live in the country with a forest/marsh property. There are so many birds around that I can identify, but many more that I cannot (many are shy and I can only hear their songs). Since having to stay home and self-isolate due to COVID-19 I've been paying a little extra attention to my backyard buddies. I finally saw one of the Pileated Woodpeckers that have been knocking and laughing around me. At night and very early mornings I've heard a Great Horned Owl and an American Woodcock. As the warm weather approaches I am anxiously awaiting to hear my good friend Whippoorwill. Happy birding everyone, stay healthy.
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