Bird Feeding HIKE ReviewedApril 21, 2013
We had a wonderful Hike at Kensington on Saturday, 4/20/13! Most of the Hike we had the sun peaking out, but then for the last short part along the far side of the Lake, the wind made it a bit cold. No real big deal though. There was so much going on and so many Fun Hikers, that it just didn’t matter. 🙂
We fed the birds all the way around the Lake Trail. Couldn’t get the bigger birds to come in though. Lots of Chickadees, Nuthatches and Titmouses. Cardinals and Flickers where waiting in the close distance, but would not come in close enough. Sand Hill Cranes were roaming the forest along the Trails too. The Heron Island was quite busy with activity. We even say an Osprey soaring down to the old Hacking Tower on the Lake.
The Nature Center was just packed with various Groups meetings. The local Astronomers where there. The Park had a Garlic Mustard Pull taking place. Audubon members where doing an Outdoor Photography sessions, not to mention many individuals just there to enjoy the Nature Trails as we were.
If you have not experienced Hand feeding birds while hiking out on the Nature Trails, it is something you should head out to do. A very relaxing and enjoyable time, and something you just do not get the chance to do very often, anywhere.
A big part of our Hike was not just the Bird feeding, but all the great discussions on Nature and the Outdoors. This Hike in particular was exceptional in this way. So many different people with knowledge on so many different areas of Nature. It always makes for an interesting Hike when almost everyone is participating in some way. Just like one big Group of old friends. The best kind of Hike to have. 🙂