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That's just Ducky!

May 8, 2015 - 3:08pm -- Raptors

                For the last week we have had a pair of Mallard Ducks, male and female, hanging out below our feeders.

                      They have become more accustomed to kids walking past on their way to the cafeteria.

                               We are guessing that they have a clutch nearby, but we have not found it, yet.

                    The students are excited to know that soon we may have a whole family of ducks to observe!

Bird Walk

April 10, 2015 - 3:38pm -- Raptors

    We had a pleasant walk along the river today!  Mrs. Forderhase joined us as we walked from

    our school to the MK Nature Center.  Along the way we heard Song Sparrows in the wild rose bushes.

    As we approached the river, the air was full of song! The ponds behind our school had several Red-Winged Blackbirds

    marking their territory and perhaps showing-off a little for the females.

Along the river's edge we observed male Mallards and a Coot.  Of course, there were Canada Geese!  A pair appeared along

the banks of the river, so we gave them plenty of room as we passed-by.

    A pair of Wooducks were nesting on a man-made platform set up in the pond of the Nature Center. We needed to get back to school and on our

   way back one of our teams observed a pair of Northern Flickers flying up river.

We were welcomed back to school by the Red-Tailed Hawk who has a nest in a tree across the street from our school.

                                                                        What a wonderful way to spend a beautiful Spring day!

Bird Courtship for Valentines Day!

February 13, 2015 - 4:36pm -- Raptors

      Ms. Forderhase came to see us and presented a very fun lesson about courtship behaviors of different bird species.

      We learned that male birds sometimes act as silly as humans when they are looking for a mate.

Females need to make good decisions so that they are sure that they will be cared for and that their babies will have good homes and plenty of food

to eat!  Some birds have funny-looking sacks on their throat that they blow up to attract a mate.  It may look silly to us, but the females birds think 

they are hot! I think our boys would have a lot of luck attracting a mate this way!

Bird Banding Under the Bridge!

October 15, 2014 - 11:43am -- Raptors

                             Our class had the opportunity to join Heidi and Jay who are with the

  Intermountain Bird Observatory at a site near the Hwy. 21 Bridge to observe and intercept some birds.

Our new biologist friends were as excited as we were! This is a new site to mist-net migrating birds and it looks to be

                    an excellent area to help determine which species are traveling on this route. 

Students helped to identify several Ruby-Crowned Kinglets, Dark-eyed Juncos and a very rare White-crowned Sparrow.

                           Thanks to Ms. Forderhase for joining us and providing her expertise!

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What we've seen this school year

Maggie Wilson, Grade 4
Boise, Idaho USA

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