My Ispswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Experience

This past Sabbath was a very fascinating one to me. At breakfast that morning my mom let me know that a family at the church we attend invited us to go to a park in Ipswich, MA to feed birds out our palms.

At first I thought she was joking; I’ve forever been wanting to feed a bird out of my hand. Turns out she was telling the truth, because after Remix we went home, ate, and then waited for the family to pick us up.

Once they arrived we hopped into the car and drove an hour away until we reached Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary where we walked towards a path. Once on the path we took out the bird seed and placed some in our palms. After about ten minutes the birds started coming. Most of the birds we fed were finches or tuft-mice.

The birds were so light and fragile. They’d study us for a second and decide whether we were safe or not. They’d moving closer and closer until finally they’d swoop down into our hands, grab a seed, and take off. Some birds came back a few times for more, too.

The birds really put me at awe. I’d never been up close and personal with a wild animal like that before. But they were so harmless I wasn’t scared (though their little talons eye sharp, if you can even call them that).

In the end I really enjoyed being able to get that close to the birds and experience God’s nature in Ipswich. I’d definitely recommend you visit!

Directions to the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary can be found here.

Have you ever been to the River Wildlife Sanctuary in Ipswich, MA and fed the birds? If you have please share your experience in the comments below!
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