ORCHARD ORIOLE BIRD – Birds for Kids

ORCHARD ORIOLE BIRD – Birds for Kids

ORCHARD ORIOLE. Fortunately many other birds besides this oriole prefer to live in orchards; otherwise think how many worm-eaten apples there would be!

BARRED OWL, Hoot Owl – Owls for Kids

BARRED OWL, Hoot Owl – Owls for Kids

BARRED OWL, Hoot Owl -  If "a good child should be seen and not heard" what can be said for this owl?

Brown Thrasher Bird – Birds for Kids

Brown Thrasher Bird – Birds for Kids

People who are not very well acquainted with the birds about them usually mistake the long-tailed brown thrasher for a thrush because he has a rusty back and a speckled white breast, which they seem to think is an exclusive thrush characteristic, which it certainly is not.

05 TUFTED TITMOUSE

TUFTED TITMOUSE – Birds for Kids

Don't expect to meet the tufted titmouse if you live very far north of Washington. He is common only in the South and West.
TOWHEE BIRD – Birds for Kids

TOWHEE BIRD – Birds for Kids

From their hunting-ground in the blackberry tangle and bushes that border a neighbouring wood, a family of chewinks sally forth boldly to my piazza floor to pick up seed from the canary's cage,

Junco Bird (Slate-coloured Snow-bird) – Birds for Kids

Junco Bird (Slate-coloured Snow-bird) – Birds for Kids

When the skies are leaden and the first flurries of snow warn us that winter is near, flocks of juncos, that reflect the leaden skies on their backs,

BELTED KINGFISHER – Birds for Kids

BELTED KINGFISHER – Birds for Kids

BELTED KINGFISHER - This Izaak Walton of birddom, whom you may see perched as erect as a fish hawk on a snag in the lake, creek or river, or on a dead limb projecting over the water, on the lookout for minnows, chub, red fins, samlets or any other small fry that swims past, is as expert as any fisherman you are ever likely to know.

13 Yellow Warbler

YELLOW WARBLER – Birds for Kids

Rather than live where the skies are gray and the air is cold, this adventurous little warbler will travel two thousand miles or more to follow the sun.

06 Shorteared Owl

SHORT-EARED OWL, Marsh Owl – Owls for Kids

SHORT-EARED OWL, Marsh Owl - This owl, and its long-eared cousin, wear the tufts of feathers in their ears that resemble harmless horns.

02 Purple Finch

PURPLE FINCH – Birds for Kids

It would seem as if the people who named most of our birds and wild flowers must have been colour-blind.

House Wren and House Wren Song – Birds for Kids

House Wren and House Wren Song – Birds for Kids

If you want some jolly little neighbours for the summer, invite the wrens to live near you year after year by putting up small, one-family box-houses under the eaves of the barn, the cow-shed, or the chicken-house, on the grape arbour or in the orchard.

05 Barn Owl

Barn Owl for kids, Monkey-faced Owl – Owls for Kids

Barn Owl for kids, Monkey-faced Owl - This is the shy, odd-looking, gray and white mottled owl with the triangular face and slim body, about a foot and a half long, that comes out of its hole at evening with a wild scream, startling timid and superstitious people into the belief that it is uncanny.

Bald Eagle for Kids – Birds for Kids

Bald Eagle for Kids – Birds for Kids

Bald Eagle for Kids - Every American boy and girl knows our national bird, which is the farmer's ally, however, only when it appears on the money in his pocket. Without an eagle on that, you must know it would be of little use to him.

FIELD SPARROW – Birds for Kids

FIELD SPARROW – Birds for Kids

While the neighbourly song sparrow and the swamp sparrow delight to be near water,

01 Whitethroated sparrow

WHITE-THROATED SPARROW – Birds for Kids

"What's in a name?" Our English cousins over the border are quite sure they hear this sparrow sing the praises of Swee-e-et Can-a-da, Can-a-da, Can-a-da-ah,

10 Rusty Blackbird

RUSTY BLACKBIRD – Birds for Kids

This cousin of the red-wing, whom it resembles in size, flight and notes, is a common migrant in the United States. Nesting is done farther north.