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Bird Migration

Often when we begin talking about migration the first thing you think of is birds. It is easy because we can actually see birds migrating. So… let’s talk about birds!

Not all birds migrate for the winter. Here are some of the more well known migrating birds: geese, robins, hummingbirds, bluebirds, red winged blackbirds, doves and many more.

Migrating Geese by Veronica Angel.

Let’s watch some videos on why birds fly in a “v” shape

Geese Fly Together by National Geographic

The Real Reason Birds Fly in a V formation by DNews

Here is a fun experiment to test out why birds fly in a V if you have a fan that you can use … Why Do Birds Fly in a V from How Wee Learn

Let’s get outside. Can you find some birds flying in the sky? Are the foraging for foods? Are they flying in a group or alone? What types of birds do you see?

Have you researched what birds live in your areas? What ones migrate through your area?

In my backyard we have both birds that live here permanently and those that migrate through both in the spring and the fall. For migrating birds we see: hummingbirds, orioles, red winged blackbirds, geese, doves, sparrows and many more. We also have cardinals, blue jays, tufted titmouse, goldfinch, woodpeckers and more.

What does this mean? Feed the birds…even if you don’t have tuppence for a bag!

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