On May 4, the Cobbs Creek Environmental Education Center and Cobbs Creek West Community Association sponsored a Bird Walk through the park.
Not really a nature gal, and horribly afraid of birds, I rounded up a few of my Cub Scouts and we attended. Leaving images of Tippi Hendren attacked by seagulls at the entrance to the park, the cubs and I joined about six others and proceeded to watch the birds.
It was a serene event, with the boys restless at first, then jostling each other to see who could spot and identify the most birds. During our walk we spotted a few Long Necked Ducks, a Red Wing Blackbird, Robins, a Catbird, Mockingbirds, and some noisy Woodpeckers.
It was a surprise that so many animals are less than ten minutes away from my home. The most I’ve ever encountered in the neighborhood is a rogue bunny.
The event, open to people of all ages and birding levels, provides an opportunity to see birds in their natural habitats and gave the boys a chance to show off some of the skills they have learned over the past year of scouts.
This Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 9AM, there is another walk scheduled. This event is open to people of all ages and levels of birding experience. Binoculars will be provided. A naturalist will be on hand to answer questions.
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Here are some pictures from the event. Credit goes to Joe Piette who took awesome shots of the boys and the scenery.
|The Bridge From Upper Darby
Checking out a Robin
Tobias and Mom