WRN Teens Birding Walk
April 30, 2022 was another 2-job Saturday for WRN Teens. In the morning, we did our usual monitoring of salamander boards and nest boxes at SpruceHaven farm.
In the afternoon, we had a birding walk led by David Gascoigne in Riverside Park in Preston, Cambridge. We had beautiful weather and, with two new members, we had fun getting to know each other. There were few of the spring migratory bird species we had hoped to see but we practised our identification skills on Northern Cardinals, White-throated Sparrows, Red-winged Blackbirds, Brown-headed Cowbirds, Tree Swallows, Buffleheads and lots more. David encouraged the Teens to start their “life lists” now, so it was an important first day for Teens who carefully recorded sightings.
Other firsts for some Teens included discovering Riverside Park and feeding chickadees in their hands.
As well as birds, we also saw a White-tailed Deer, Painted Turtles and Snapping Turtles, and for most of us, had our closest encounter ever with Raccoons!
The Teens were very enthusiastic about everything and we had requests for a return visit. Thanks to David for sharing his knowledge and inspiring us all, both Teens and adults.