Outdoor Hour Challenge: Belted Kingfisher – Bird Study

Whether it’s a lake, a pond, or a river, autumn is a perfect time to be outside looking for birds. The changes in the landscape will start to be noted by your family as you walk along the water’s edge. Keep your eyes open for any birds you see during your Outdoor Hour time. Listen for the belted kingfisher.

”The note of the kingfisher is a loud rattle, not especially pleasant close at hand, but not unmusical at a little distance.” Handbook of Nature Study

The information in the Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock will prepare you for learning more about the belted kingfisher, a dazzlingly pretty bird. On a hike this summer, our family had a chance to see and hear two kingfishers as they flew by us along the river. It was exciting and now a treasured memory.

Use this link to the challenges in the archives:

Outdoor Hour Challenge –Belted Kingfisher Nature Study (from the Autumn Nature Study Continues ebook)

Belted Kingfisher Bird Nature Study @handbookofnaturestudy

Look for kingfishers sitting on branches near or overhanging the water. They sit there watching for their next meal of fish.

Remember, the alternate nature study this week is to look for and then learn about any birds you see near the water. Keep it simple and enjoy your time outside with your children.

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This challenge is found in the Autumn Nature Study Continues ebook found in the Ultimate and Journey level memberships here on the Handbook of Nature Study. You can print the notebooking pages and the coloring page included in the ebook to supplement your nature study this week.

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