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Now let’s move on to another adventure!
It was a hot and sticky summer day. Typical August weather for the northeastern region of the United States. Once again, my daughter was visiting with her two beautiful boys. This time, the rain had finally let up, and we needed to get outside.
Okay, so maybe it was us. We adults, we needed to go outside. I mean, our two-and-a-half-year-old grandson and his six-month-old brother were quite content to watch the hummingbirds eat at the feeder outside the window from Pop-pop’s recliner. Or peek across the room at the busy birds by the other window’s seed feeder.
The problem was, the two-year-old insisted that he needed binoculars to see the tiny, ruby-throated hummingbirds at the feeder right outside the window.
Remember how I had suggested, in my April 1, 2021 post, to provide smaller binoculars for the little guy? Well, somehow our grandson took it into his head that he needed binoculars to see any birds, regardless of where they were located. This brought to mind our eagle. Was he home? It was time to find out.
Even though our grandson had a death grip on those smaller binoculars from home the whole trip to the Brodhead Creek Heritage Center at 1539 Cherry Lane Road in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, the moment he saw my bigger binoculars, he wanted those.
I tried to convince him that his binoculars were perfect for him. Much better than the big, clunky binoculars I carried. But he’d have none of it. Real tears. A waste of water in this heat.
So Pop took the big binoculars to settle the problem, and I pushed the coach.
But when we stopped to look up into the eagle’s nest, we found an eagle home!
It was a juvenile. Eagles don’t get the white head until they are adults, when they are about five years old.
Judging from the looks of our juvenile, the eagle was young despite his size because he was all dark feathers.
I couldn’t convince my young grandson to look upward with his binoculars to see the eagle, so we continued on our nature walk.
Then we found a little snail on a leaf. I convinced my grandson to just look instead of using his binoculars this time.
By the time we got home and started preparing dinner. Our grandson noticed that the birds had eaten most of the seeds in the feeder. So he told Pop to fill the feeder. Our little grandson had become a supervisor.
Thanks so much for reading Camping with Five Kids here at my new website! Do you like to watch the birds or walk a nature trail to see what you can find? Have you found any surprises along your walks wherever you are? There are no wrong answers here.
We’ve had a very wet summer this year. I’ll have to tell you about my soggy backpacking adventure on the Appalachian Trail next month!
We are so ready to embrace autumn and cooler temperatures. How about you? Happy almost autumn!