Landmark 20 (Plan and Conduct a Project)
My son David and myself planned a trip to see if we could feed chickadees. I helped him look up and research the type of food that chickadees eat and I did my own research to see where in the are would be the best spot to have a chance to hand feed the chickadees. We bought the seed and drove the small commute down to Whitby. David was so excited and couldn’t wait to see if he could have a bird land on him. Right away we could hear the chickadees calling to each other in the trees. We were able to have our first chickadee’s eat the seeds from us right at the beginning of the path! It was very exciting and they are so tiny you barely feel them on your hand. We soon figured out that being close to the beginning of the path means there is a lot of foot traffic that could make the chickadee’s not come. We were able to find a nice spot nestled in a bunch of trees that the chickadees loved. They were soon all around us and taking the seeds from our hands. In the end, we stayed and fed the birds for over an hour. It was such a fun adventure!
– Hamlyn Family – March 6, 2021