By Guest Blogger Zane Watson
in a class at outschool.com taught by Ms. Gerth on avian research and conducting a study on Dark-eyed Juncos and another class in photography where I choose projects each season. My present project includes making photographs of hummingbirds with a fast shutter speed.
I heard about the Bird Sound Workshop with Alvaro Jaramillo on February 8th and 12th this year and wanted to attend. This topic and workshop were valuable to me because I had always wondered about different sounds birds make and why they make them.
Mr. Jaramillo had lots of knowledge about the songs and calls that birds make. I liked how he showed how certain bird songs were slightly different and compared them to each other. Thank you to the donors who contributed to the scholarship fund to support a commitment to racial justice. I appreciate the understanding, need, and awareness for inclusion.
Zane Watson is a 13-year-old middle school student at Ocean Grove Charter School and an avid birder who loves photography. He enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, and the peace and solitude of the outdoors.
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