Lake Ridge Elementary

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Billions of Quail at our Feeder

December 14, 2017 - 11:45am -- Laura Crawford

  On December 13, 2017 I was looking at our bird feeders and guess what I saw? I saw about 50 quails trying to force themselves into the center of all the quail to get some of our ground feed. It was an amazing sight. I was so excited to see the quails. I love quails, so I threw some ground feed into our garden and quickly shut the door so that  I wouldn’t scare them.  Then moments later more than half the quail were in the garden right in front of me. I was so happy I had a perfect view to take a picture.  So I took my iPad and took a picture. I hope you enjoy looking at the picture of all the beautiful quail and I hope that you will begin to learn about quails and try to identify any if you ever see any. Also I challenge you to buy some bird feeders to help feed all of the beautiful birds there are and to learn what types of birds there are in our community.

Lots of birds on 12/12

December 12, 2017 - 11:49am -- Laura Crawford

5 white crowned sparrows. 55 quail. 20 house finches. Tons of birds on 12/12.

Susan Kain's Visit

November 29, 2017 - 12:44pm -- Laura Crawford

Before Thanksgiving break, Susan Kain came to visit our classroom. She shared information on bird migration. We learned that birds migrate for food. They use the sun, moon, and landmarks to navigate. Some birds may even have an internal compass to help them find their way. We also learned that birds can fly so high because they have very efficient lungs. Finally, everyone in the class got to make a pinecone bird feeder to take home. Thanks Susun, for coming to visit. We are looking forward to your visit in December when we get to learn more about owls.

 

Plenty of Birds Came with the Cooler Weather

October 31, 2017 - 8:49pm -- Laura Crawford

Lake Ridge finally has plenty of birds visiting our feeders. We have lots a house finches, house sparrows, mourning doves, collared doves, and junkos. We also have to ration the food in our ground feeder to one scoop a day because we have several chickens from the neighbors who LOVE to visit our feeders and our pollinator garden. We have even made an identification chart for the chickens that visit our feeders. While they are not wild birds, their feeding behavior is fun to watch.

 

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What we've seen this school year

Observations

Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
1 Ground 01/09/2018 - 11:15am Details

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
4 Feeder 01/09/2018 - 11:15am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
10 Ground 01/09/2018 - 11:15am Details

Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
3 Ground 01/09/2018 - 11:15am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
1 Feeder 01/09/2018 - 11:15am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
15 Perched 01/05/2018 - 11:00am Details

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
35 Flying 01/05/2018 - 11:00am Details

Rock Pigeon/Dove (Columba livia)
1 Perched 01/05/2018 - 11:00am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
3 Perched 01/05/2018 - 11:00am Details

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
5 Ground 01/05/2018 - 11:00am Details

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Laura Crawford, Grade 5
Nampa, Idaho USA

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