Chickadee Measurement

WRN Kids – Bird Banding Day

In spite of the rain at their monthly meeting on Saturday October 28, WRN Kids had fun with a variety of bird-related activities.

After a talk all about bird banding, the kids headed out to do some bird-watching around the Laurel Creek Nature Centre property.

Bird Watching from the Tower

In the meantime Al Woodhouse had caught a Black-capped Chickadee in a ground trap, and the kids got to see it being banded and measured.

Al Woodhouse with Chickadee
Chickadee Measurement

After almost but not quite, enticing Chickadees to eat out of their hands, they headed indoors to try a bird photo and silhouette matching activity.

Bird Matching Activity

For a full report and more photos, see the blog entry at the WRN Kids website: October 28, 2017 – Bird Banding Day