10 comments on “Like Grandfather, Like Grandson – Leaving a Birding Legacy

  1. What a marvelous post, I love your birding connection with your grandson, what a clean and fun challenge to share together. You know I’m working on my grandsons as well! 😉 So glad to hear the sightings he was able to see with you too! Beautiful captures, Ashley, thank you for sharing this special post. 🙂

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    • Thanks Donna, yes we were thrilled he is the keenest of the grandies, as he is an inside boy but loves going on our adventures and getting outside, exploring new things. My other grandies enjoy similar, but Joel needs it more, and it was a blessing to see how much he enjoyed it. As my wife said afterwards, he got the best of birds each place we took him, and the Red-capped Plover was icing in the cake. 🙂

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    • Thanks Jewels, I am so glad my wife loves capturing those moments with my grandies, and yes it has been a lovely experience having one on one time with each grandie away from their parents, they love it and so do we. My granddaughter is waiting for her turn when she is a little older. 🙂

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  2. it’s so nice to see other young people get out and enjoy God’s creation! I don’t meet many other people my age who enjoy birding as i do. Hope y’all had an awesome time. These are great photos! Keep it up!

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    • Thanks Margaret, I appreciate your comment, as my goal with my talks in schools and my books is to interest younger birders to take our place. My goal is studying bird behaviour and adapting it to life skills for youth and everyone else. I am thankful that several young birders like yourself have been encouraged through this blog. It is so encouraging to us, and so appreciate your input. Your blog is very informative and has some great photos also. We loved birding in Britain some years ago but missed seeing the amazing Puffins. I hope some day birding will become as popular here in Aus as it is in Britain. I love reading British bird posts. Enjoy your week! 🙂

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  3. Great to have some family interaction out in the ‘real’ world. So many great bonds made up in just the smallest of ‘adventures’.

    Lovely to see the Red-capped Plovers. Hope they have succesful season.

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    • Thanks David, it is good that at least one of my grandies is interested in birding, and really enjoys it. Yes, we were delighted these birds are surviving the people walking their dogs of leash in this bird reserve area past the no dog’s allowed signs. They get quite stroppy when you remind them they are breaking the law, and endangering the wildlife.

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  4. It’s nice that you are sharing all your knowledge about the birds with your grandson. Your gallery of birds is always impressive. Take care, Ashley. 🙂

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    • Thanks HJ, yes it is good if we can leave our passion for birds with at least one of our children or grandchildren, as they don’t all have that same passion.Thanks again for your encouraging words regarding my posts, I like wise learn much about your birds from your very informative posts also. Enjoy your week! 🙂

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