Name That Bird

First and second graders in Primary D had another amazing visit to The John Heinz Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday. It is a unique experience to observe bird behavior when the weather conditions change, so the light drizzle we had was perfect. The birds were active, vocal and plentiful! Some of our sightings this week included egrets, great blue herons, black catbirds, Baltimore orioles and red winged black birds.  We walked along the wooded trail and listened carefully to a variety of calls and songs. We enjoyed a nice lunch at the pavilion, played a quiz game called, “Name That Bird (a Primary D original).”

Adding Tinicum to our bird study this year created a wonderful opportunity for the Primary Unit to observe a wide variety of birds. We hope that you get a chance to visit the refuge and enjoy some great bird watching!