A couple months ago, Mr. T & I went to the Audubon Society to meet a local author who wrote a children's book about the peregrine falcons in Portland. Peregrine falcons are the fastest animal in the world. They can dive at speeds up to 242mph to catch their prey. I'm sure this is one of the reasons Mr. T is interested in them.
|Falcons in the City by Lisa C. Manning|
It's a cute story about Frida, a young peregrine falcon, who nests on a bridge in Portland.
|The author signing Mr. T's book. She was very nice. Mr. T is a kid who asks many questions. She didn't seem to mind at all. He learned that she illustrated the story with watercolor paintings.|
|Dark-eyed JuncoWe saw a few wild birds hanging out near the feeders at the Audubon Society.|
|We also watched this mouse try & try to get to the food, but because of that round, clear thing on top he just couldn't get it.|
|He was very entertaining. We watched him for quite awhile.|
|Finnegan, one of the Audubon Society's educational birds. Mr. T asked the woman who was holding him all sorts of questions. One was, "What does Finnegan eat?" She told Mr. T that Finnegan eats quail that have been raised by a local farmer. We found this to be especially interesting since we have quail, too.|
|Finnegan was hatched with a bad foot, which is why he is at the Audubon Society. He is just beautiful!|
This was such a great experience for both Mr. T & I. Mr. T likes to write & is very interested in animals, so this was a perfect way for him to see how those two interests can work together.