Thursday, April 9, 2009

call birds closer

Did You Know?

Ranger Rick...that you can call birds closer? For a closer look at some feathered friends, try this trick:

  1. Go to a place where you see or hear birds nearby, such as a row of shrubs, a big tree, or a patch of woods.

  2. Make this sound: PSSSH, PSSSH, PSSSH. This is called "pishing." To birds, it sounds like an alarm call, so they get curious about what is going on. Some birds may swoop down to investigate.

  3. If you call a bird close to you, congratulations! Can you identify it? (Check a field guide for help.) And, for extra credit, can you match the bird with a song you’ve been hearing?
Funny thing is I was serious, I did not even think about how funny this was. This is an artical in a outdoors kid friendly blog.