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My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … Hadassah Schaap!

Hadassah Schaap (Mentoring Sister Heidi Schaap, #3752) has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning a Beginner Level Birds Merit Badge!

β€œI researched birds in our area, and located several on our Provident Woods Farm. I made a “future birds to look for” list and found several! I have a book of birds, and a bird journal which I keep bird sightings and nests that I find around our house. We live on a foresty rural farm, so we get a lot of birds around these parts. It’s always so fun to see new baby birds and crazy breeds we have never seen before, such as the Scarlett Tanager or Blue Birds.

Later in the year, I put up a bird house that we had built years before (but never got around to it) and set that out for the Blue Jays, Chickadees, Goldfinches, Robins, and Finches.

I also went on a bird expedition with my camera and got several good pictures, including one of a BRIGHT RED Scarlett Tanager! πŸ™‚

I learned a lot.”

  1. BB king says:

    Wow a scarlet tanager ! We don’t get them around here. Good luck with your birding. Be sure to get some good birding books like the Golden guide ” Birds of North America” the least expensive. I keep all my bird guides and binoculars near the windows where I can grad them as needed.

  2. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Congratulation Hadassah on working on this fantastic badge! Birds are so interesting and it is fun to learn about your local feathered friends like you have done. Here I Florida, we have a pair of Summer Tanagers living close. Y. I was surprised to see and learn that the female is an olive yellow. They both love our suet feeder and often come together.

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