Lake Ridge Elementary

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Feeding station at Lake Ridge is shutting down for the season

May 18, 2015 - 10:00pm -- Laura Crawford

Sadly, we are out of food for the birds. Since there are only 8 days left of school, we decided it is time to close down our feeding stations. It has been a great year and we are excited by all the birds we were able to observe. Thank you, Bird by Bird sponsors for our "big year"! Mrs. Crawford's fifth grade class

Field trip to Deer Flat Refuge visitor center

May 18, 2015 - 9:53pm -- Laura Crawford

The class became ornithologist for the day last Tuesday. We traveled by bus to the Deer Flat visitor center. There we met our facilitator, Kacey Kai, and we're able to observe osprey making a nest, watch other birds at the feeders and near the lake. We also studied water quality, checked terrestrial invertebrates by catching them with pitfall traps. Finally we looked at tracks and scat to identify possible prey items for birds of prey. Thank you Friends of Deer Flat for providing our buses.

We Go to Deer Flat and See so Many Birds That I Might Be Getting Sick of Birds!!!!

April 23, 2015 - 11:20am -- Laura Crawford

Hello bird watchers, I am Seth your bird reporter that is very tired because I stayed up last night making a list of all the birds. There is some very important news for Mrs. Crawford's class. When we went to Deer Flat yesterday and saw so many birds. Here is the list, 6 Canadain geese, 1 Wood duck, 16 Mallard ducks, 4 California quail, 1 Double- crested Cormorant, 1 Great Blue Heron, 2 Northern Harriers, one female, one male, and we think they were trying to mate, 1 Swainson's Hawk, 2 Red-tailed Hawk, 1 American Coot, 2 Killdeer, 33 Marbled Godwit 2 Franklin's Gull, 4 Ring- billed gulls, 3 mourning doves, 1 American kestrel, 7 black billed magpie, 8 bank swallow, 1 barn swallow, 50 redwing black birds, and many more for a total of 28 species. Thank you Terrell Rich for coming along and helping us spot all these really cool birds and for posting them on E-bird. Also thank you Susan Kain and Kacey Kai from Deer Flat for arranging the bird walk, sharing your binoculars, and coming along to help us spot. Finally, thank you to the two other volunteers from Deer Flat who came along on our adventure.

White-Crowned Sparrows Have Taken Their Place on the Throne and are Fighting Over It!

April 17, 2015 - 10:53am -- Laura Crawford

Hello and welcome to the Bird News Show. Hello, I am your bird reporter, Seth, with some ROYAL news to day. At Mrs. Crawford's feeders the royal White-Crowned Sparrows have taken the throne but are fighting over the throne. Well I have to wrap it up, that is the rest for today. See you next  time when there is awesome bird news. This is Seth your bird reporter signing out for now. :) ;)

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Laura Crawford, Grade 5
Nampa, Idaho USA

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