Thursday, September 12, 2013

We Meet a Bird

So after reading about different kinds of Vireos in the kids' science text yesterday, we're pretty sure God sent us one just to study close up.
This little guy thunked against the window right beside our schooling table this morning while we were doing math.
We're pretty sure he's a Yellow Throated Vireo (we couldn't find anything else he resembled in our bird book, but he didn't have yellow rimmed eyes, so we couldn't be sure.)--and no joke, one of the examples of "field marks" for birds in our reading yesterday was this very vireo! 
He was quite stunned by his unexpected contact with window where he was sure there was just sunshine-filled space and so he gave us a few minutes to photograph and study him.

He was a beautiful bird and quite a poser.
This girl was overwhelmed with joy.
"Momma, this is the very first time I've ever gotten to hold a bird!"
my little ornithologists

We're happy to say the little thing seemed just fine after a few minutes of being admired. He flew away happily, as far as we could tell.

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