We are a creative homeschooling family of 3. I have homeschooled my 2 boys from the start and we do lots of unit studies and get out into our beautiful part of the world as often as we can.
As the boys are getting older and we are getting busier I find I am posting less about our journey but will continue to update occasionally.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Week 4- Raptors- field trip

Yesterday we had our weekly bird watching field trip

This weeks focus is raptors and we have quite a variety living near us.
We have wedge tailed eagles, sea eagles, osprey, brahminy kites, whistling kites and nankeen kestrels that we see regularly.
Mr10 is looking for nesting sites up in this big old tree.

We also get an occasional glimpse of black shouldered and black kites, goshawks and brown falcons. I love the raptors and always feel a thrill when we get close to one.
Cowans Pond was our first stop

We set up at the picnic table, lots of food, our art supplies basket, field guide, journals, etc but the mosquito were so thick and I had forgotten to bring any repellent so we made a hasty retreat.
We quickly packed everything back into the car and found the mossies were not too bad if we stayed in the sunshine.

Mr6 wanted to 'be' a lorikeet, so tasted the nectar- the judgement was- yuck, its yummy

Our resident forest scientist came with us.
a.k.a. Daddy

some lilly pillies

We had a nice walk around this lovely place and no one got any bites, but I will need to get some repellent in the car

There is a fish farm on the way home and we often see raptors near there.

We went to a little riverside reserve near the fish farm to do some work in our journals and watched lots and lots of raptors riding the thermals.

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