Lake Ridge Elementary

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Quail are Hogging Up and Making a Mess of Seed and Owl Appears!

December 1, 2014 - 10:59am -- Laura Crawford

Hello bird watchers this is your bird reporter Seth again and sorry about my spelling errors. I those make mistakes because people bump me or I am rushed and get distracted. Okay now the news I have is record breaking and you won't beleive it. This story involves quail and a great horned owl. The owl was seen by me and some how only me in a tree looking at something behind it and so I saw the back of his head but when we drove past I saw it's eyes and just like in photos of it they are HUGE! When I saw them I thought wow no wonder they have good eyesight. That owl is the only owl seen this year so far at this school. Now to the quail which are hogs and make the other bird not get some ground feed unless scraped out by the quail. The quail climb into the ground feeder and when one quail wants some he pushes one out of the feeder and takes his spot. The quail are the reason we didn't see many sparrows because the sparrows love the ground feeders seed but when the quail hog it up the sparrows and some finchs don't get some ground feed. Okay that is the news I have for you and this is Seth your bird reporter signing out for now and just remember that if you are bored there are old posts and if you haven't read them you should read them. thank and good night.

Bird Overload!

November 20, 2014 - 12:55pm -- Laura Crawford

Hello bird watchers this is Seth your bird reporter. Our feeders have been overflowing with birds. We are not sure why but they have. We can't believe what we see but it happens and this story is a record and it is even bigger than the bird storm because I can't remeber how many there were. We think it is because of our new feeder that apparently attracts birds and then when they are at our feeders they see stuff that they would rather have, but we can't be sure that this is the reason that this happens. I personally think that the birds there tell their freinds and come back with their freinds, but again we can't be sure. This bird overflow is crazy and i'm not sure how long it will last. Ok sorry bird watchers but I am out of time. This is Seth your bird reporter aigning until tomorrow.

Birds Come Up Close!

November 19, 2014 - 2:01pm -- Laura Crawford

Hello bird watchers this is your bird reporter Seth with some news for you. Recently we accidently spilled some seed and birds still come close to doors which is where the seeds were spilled and are not even scared. Also a starling landed on our window sill and looked inside so we got to see what a starling looks like. This is amazing because the birds stayed there awail and then finally left which was very cool because you could see how they took off close up. I think that the birds are seeing if we are dangerous or not, but I can't be so sure because that mysteriously never happens at my house. I also think that the window sill was just a landing spot for the starling, and the other birds close to the door because of the seed. That is all the news I have today for you bird watchers. See you next time and this your bird reporter signing out. :)


What we've seen this school year


Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

California Quail (Callipepla californica)
5 Ground 03/23/2017 - 10:00am Details

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
2 Feeder 03/22/2017 - 10:00am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
3 Flying 03/22/2017 - 10:00am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
1 Perched 03/22/2017 - 10:00am Details

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
5 Ground 03/21/2017 - 10:00am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
6 Feeder 03/21/2017 - 10:00am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
2 Ground 03/21/2017 - 10:00am Details

Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
1 Bath 03/21/2017 - 10:00am Details

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
2 Feeder 03/21/2017 - 10:00am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
6 Perched 03/20/2017 - 10:00am Details


Laura Crawford, Grade 5
Nampa, Idaho USA


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