Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tracking birds and bunnies

One of the fun things about taking a walk in the snow is following the trails of the animals and birds that passed through before you. Kids love tracks because they often tell a story that is easy for them to follow. These tracks are from a rabbit.These little bird prints are from the snow buntings....
More snow bunting tracks. Notice the little drag behind the prints.
These prints are larger and heavier and belong to crows....
And these prints show webbed feet. Not ducks, though....gulls!
More gull prints....
You can probably guess that these prints were found at the beach. No matter what time of year it is, the beach is always a great place to look for tracks, especially if you go early in the morning before people tracks cover up the animal ones.


  1. I've been noticing all the tracks in the snow here too. Fun, except I have no idea what they are although there are plenty of books and charts that tell you. nice quotes about winter

  2. Here in the English Lakes District there is no snow now and yet oft I track various poultries from their marks in the sand arrears of my cottage.

  3. Very cool! I pretty much see only deer prints here, but you've got me very excited about the move to the Cape!