Friday, October 27, 2006


Well, it's almost November, and so 'Hawk Season' is upon us. Today we went for a wonderful lesson on Raptor migration and identification at the Fort Washington State Park Militia Hill Hawk Observation Deck (whew!) led by fabulous volunteer ornithologist Ruth Pfeffer ( of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club and 'Birding With Ruth' fame. She was SO knowledgable, and wonderful with the kiddies, who were VERY into it! They helped with the raptor count (which I believe was one Sharp Shinned Hawk- slow day due to low clouds) and took a lovely walk where we got to meet lots of wonderful songbirds (not to mention a fun freight train 'spotting.') Despite the overcast skies and chilled air, it was a really nice day made all the nicer with good company, fun frolicking amongst the fall leaves, and some singing to boot!
Thanks so much, Ruth!


Blogger Sarah said...

sounds like it was a great time. So sad we missed it!

10:08 AM  

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