Nature Study

OHC- The Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Well we have certainly been blessed with an Extraordinary in the Ordinary experience! Yesterday, the girls were out in the afternoon building a ‘fort’ with some friends on the bank across from our home. Miss V-L came running in -very excited – to collect her camera. She had heard some cheeping coming from a grass mound along the bank. Following the noise she discovered a nest with three baby birds. After watching them for a while she noticed a mama Robin hovering about. Stepping away the Robin flew straight to her babies to feed those demanding little mouths.

She got some great shots and took a lovely little video. I have to say that I am so proud of her. She has great observation skills and our continuous nature study has made her sensitive to what is going on around her. I’m super impressed with her photography skills too! She seems to have a natural eye and has taken some great pictures.

We also have a pair of Blue Tits that have made a home out of our little nesting box outside our back door. It is delightful to see them flittering in and out. We have resisted the urge to peek inside as we really do not want to upset or traumatize this little family.

With all the busyness of raising babies at the moment, we are finding our bird feeder needs to be replenished  daily – sometimes twice daily! I am glad that we can help make these beautiful little creatures breeding season a little easier by making sure that the feeders are full!

I was really pleased to see that Barb had offered a free ‘Extraordinary in the Ordinary’ notebooking page. I printed them off and the girls sketched their extraordinary discovery.

I am looking forward to reading this months carnival to see what others are seeing in this focus study! Until then – enjoy your nature trails.

(3) Comments

  1. Unknown says:

    Wow! That was an awesome discovery and the photo with those big wide mouths…precious.

    Thank you so much for sharing your Extraordinary finds and notebook pages.

  2. Jenny says:

    Shirley Ann, haven't visited in a while. I like your new look and the so organized side bars. I love these moments, how lucky she could capture photos of them!!

  3. Bethany says:

    How sweet! We've had lots of babies around our house this spring-robins, bunnies, and a colt!

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