Let's Go Birding the Day After Thanksgiving! Enter the Fledgling Birding Challenge Friday, November 27, 2020
There is a lot of talk about creating new traditions this holiday weekend. Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society has a great idea on how to start a new and different tradition on November 27th, the day after that big Thanksgiving meal. It is the 'Fledgling Birding Challenge".
This Thanksgiving will prove the resilience and adaptability of all of us due to the fact that our plans have been curtailed by circumstances out of our control. COVID-19 continues to be the biggest challenge we have faced on in a very long time.
With talk about creating new Thanksgiving traditions, why not start this year. Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society has a great idea on how to begin a new and different tradition the day after that big Thanksgiving meal.
Join the Fledgling Birding Challenge Friday, November 27, 2020!
On Friday, with those leftovers, why not pack a few sandwiches and desserts for the members of your household and choose a place to explore with the contest bird list. Start in your yard or neighborhood, or take a walk in a park to find the familiar birds on the Fledgling Birding Challenge List. Be sure to observe social distancing protocol with people outside of your immediate household.
Cemeteries are a great place to meander around looking for cardinals, chickadees, and more. Remember that cemeteries are a place for quiet and not running and playing. Perhaps a park for exploring is more down your alley.
Understand that birds take flight when movements and voices are quick and loud. Standing still, looking up, and watching where the birds land is a great way to find more birds. Check out hedgerows, thickets, and brush piles around the edges of greenspaces. Lakes, ponds, and wetlands are great for water birds and who knows what other wildlife might make an appearance. You might find a few turtles sunning themselves if it is a warm day. Amphibians and reptiles are slow moving at this time of year and are not in abundance but mink, muskrats, and beaver might be winterizing their homes.
However you decide to spend your Thanksgiving Holiday, remember that this year we especially need to be grateful for what we have.
Happy Thanksgiving! And remember, look up!
WCAS Board Member
To Enter the Fledgling Birding Challenge:
Not many rules for this one, but there is a list of 20 birds we’d like you to find.
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