Friday, March 9, 2012

German Birds

There are many birds in our area of Germany. This week we went on several nature walks to look for them. These photos were taken on the trails that wind through the farm fields and wooded areas behind our village.
Photobucket
Did you see two birds in the top left photo? These are European Robins. They look quite different than American Robins because they are actually classified in different families. The European Robin is part of the Flycatcher family while the American Robin is a Thrush.

I think this bird is called a Yellowhammer. The same bird is also in the bottom right photo.


 This is a large wading bird. We have seen them frequently in the spring. I think it is a Great Egret.

Storks can be spotted in the area. (This one was spotted at a rest area on the Autobahn.)

Photobucket
Great Tits are everywhere. We see them in our yard every time we go outside. They are so cute with their blue backs, yellow breasts and black neck ties.

If you would like to learn more this is a nice website to help identify the birds of Europe.


Photobucket Science Sunday

7 comments:

  1. THANK YOU for linking this post! I am going to show it to my children today, as we are studying birds all year long. We certainly don't have those birds here in Atlanta! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  2. You have some beautiful birds in your area! Do you find it hard to identify them? I have such difficulty!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yes I do find it difficult to identify birds. Once I pick what I think it is, there is never any confirmation, so I'm always wondering. The web site link in the post does come in handy.

    ReplyDelete
  4. We're studying birds now as well. My crew will enjoy learning about the birds in your area this week! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I did another post about birds not too long ago. Here it is:
    http://highhillhomeschool.blogspot.com/2012/02/bird-banding-station-bird-unit.html

    ReplyDelete
  6. I LOVE your nature post! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I didn't know American robins and European robins were in different families.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...