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Monday, February 8, 2010

Don't Count This Bird!

Astronauts call the space shuttle a bird. But it is not a bird that we can count during the Big Backyard Bird Count.

This is a picture of another "Bird." She is one of our squirrel friends. We named her Bird because she lives in the house we hung for woodpeckers. The woodpeckers had to drill their own house in a dead tree.

Do you know what we like best about the Backyard Bird Count? We get to learn about all kinds of birds.

We have a book that shows pictures of birds. If we don't know what kind of bird is visiting our yard, we look up its picture in our book. The book is written by the Audubon Society. The book tells us all about the bird. It tells us where it comes from and what kind of nest it builds. The book tells us what the bird likes to eat.

I like to learn about other animals, do you? If you want to learn more about birds, you can check out this book from your library: The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds Western Region (or Eastern Region if you're east of Texas!).

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