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