|"Look we caught a grackle!" (w/ the neighbor boy)|
Evan and Grandpa Smith built a sparrow trap for Evan's 7th birthday. It lives in our yard during the summer and has caught many sparrows, a few squirrels, and even a chipmunk. One day the kids were delighted to have caught a grackle in it. When a bird is caught it is carefully removed and sometimes put in the small tent in the first picture. The kids "observe and study it" for awhile and then release it so "it doesn't get so scared it has a heart attack." Who says summer vacation isn't educational?