Watching the winter birds has been what this winter was all about for my daughter and I. Everyday we record the different species that drop in as she learns the different names. The more I sit and watch, the easier it is to see how incredible the wild really is. Taking time out of everyday to simply watch and learn about how nature works is what I will proudly pass on to my daughters.
This short video shows a few of our winter visitors displaying various feeding behaviors. Separating feeding stations 20-50 feet away from one another has provided enough open space for all the daily feeders to get along, squirrels included.
As a naturalist, I spend a great amount of time in personal study. Discussion and research is key to exploring new and intelligent ideas and furthering our understanding of our natural surroundings.