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Sharp-Shinned Hawk Decided that Our Feeders is a Fancy Restaurant and We accidently (actually on purpose) Spilled Bird Feed so We Get a Great Picture!

January 28, 2015 - 10:03am -- Laura Crawford

 Hello bird watchers, this is Seth and Sean with the Bird news for you. Recently a Sharp-Shinned Hawk has decided that Mrs. Crawford's bird feeders is a resturant and let me tell you it is not good. He has killed two finches and is still murdering our birds and is still on the strike. Now to you Sean. Thank you Seth, now yesterday we accidently (on purpose) spilled bird feed by the school doors by our room and we get a good snapshot of the birds that come up close and decide to eat there. Okay, I'm done back to you Seth. Thanks Sean, now back to the Sharp- Shinned Hawk. He is ,wait, he just left, and the finches have moved back into the feeding zone. Okay, we are out of time and thank you for listening to Sean and Seths' bird reporting. :) :) :) 

Woodpeckers Come Out of No Where and at My House Their Was a Starcould! Also Raptors Appear on field trip and while pick-ups are being picked-up

January 16, 2015 - 12:42pm -- Laura Crawford

Greetings bird watchers, this is your bird reporter Seth with his assistant, Kai, with some news that will blow your mind. The woodpeckers have finally pecked their way out of the darkness and have appeared. They usually hang out at our new feeder or just stay perched. And now to the starlings which by the way when I mean starcloud I mean a cloud of starlings. When I estimated there were over 500 starlings, but that was the first day.One week later I saw even more. In all I saw over 1000 starlings in two weeks. Also, when some of our class, including me, went on a field trip on Wednsday I saw a Bald Eagle and a Red-Tailed hawk. On Thursday I saw a sharp shin fly over the pick-up area and I think it got a bird. Okay okay I'll close it, see you next time on the Lake Ridge bird watching channel. This isyor bird reporter and watcher Seth siging out. :)    

Thanks you for the feeders

January 9, 2015 - 8:00pm -- Laura Crawford

Mrs. Crawford's class want to give a big thanks to our sponsors for the bird feeders and seed.

Bird Beak Experiments

January 8, 2015 - 7:34pm -- Laura Crawford

Kacey Kai came to visit ou class yesterday. She brought along several experiments to show which bird beak works best for which kind of food. We learn that a bird's beak is designed for the food they eat. Tweezers worked great for seeds while a strainer picked up loose tea better. Thanks, Kacey, for the exciting and fun learning activities. 

The biggest surprise was that Kacey delivered a bird feeder and bag of seed for each of us. They feeders are really cool. Thanks, Bird by Bird sponsors, for the feeders. They are awesome.

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Laura Crawford, Grade 5
Nampa, Idaho USA

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