Lake Ridge Elementary

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Where Have All the Birds Gone? Big Numbers Are Dropping.

March 17, 2015 - 1:29pm -- Laura Crawford

Hello and this is Seth, your bird reporter and watcher, reporting that the bird numbers are dropping which is probaly because it is nesting season. They are not coming to the feeders as often and are making nests instead, but that might soon change when they are feeding their young. Recently, Mrs. Crawford's class has been losing numbers that they used to have. Also, wait no, it can't end yet! Fine I'll wrap it up. Okay see you tomorrow on the Bird Watcher News on Channel 9.

Snow Geese Fly Over

February 9, 2015 - 8:48pm -- Laura Crawford

One advantage to our school's location adjacent to Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge (Lake Lowell), is that migrating birds frequently fly over the play ground. Today a flock of geese flew over during recess time & they were not the usual Canada geese. The class noticed the difference right away. These geese were white with black wing tips, snow geese.  It was an exciting spot. What birds will migrate over the playground next?

Junior Duck Stamp Contest

February 7, 2015 - 2:19pm -- Laura Crawford

Last week Kacey Kai came for her monthly visit. This month's topic was waterfowl. Kacey brought along art supplies for students to work on pictures of waterfowl to enter in this year's Jr. Duck Stamp contest.

Mccall's Birds of Prey

February 4, 2015 - 1:01pm -- Laura Crawford

   Hello! Its bird reporters Rylee and Milan for the first time. Rylee reports seeing bald eagles up on a trip to Mccall's Winter Carnival. The eagle was sitting in a tree when we passed, in a giant nest. I was amazed at the size of it. Now I am turning it over to Milan. Thanks Rylee, it's Milan reporting backing up Rylee's story. I also was in the presence of the Bald Eagle.   Thanks Milan! Good times, I'd also like to report  that our feeders are going well, and no signs of the murderous harp shine hawk. We've seen few mourning doves and as usual, tons of finches and quail. All is well at our feeders, so it seems we're signing out! This is your co-bird reporters, Milan and Rylee, signing out for the very first time!


What we've seen this school year


Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
2 Ground 11/15/2017 - 10:15am Details

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
3 Perched 10/25/2017 - 11:45am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
10 Feeder 10/25/2017 - 11:45am Details

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
5 Ground 10/25/2017 - 11:45am Details

Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
2 Ground 10/25/2017 - 11:45am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
3 Ground 10/25/2017 - 11:45am Details

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
1 Perched 10/24/2017 - 11:45am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
10 Feeder 10/24/2017 - 11:45am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
12 Feeder 10/18/2017 - 11:30am Details

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
5 Ground 10/18/2017 - 11:30am Details


Laura Crawford, Grade 5
Nampa, Idaho USA


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