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Distracting Woodpeckers!

January 25, 2017 - 5:09pm -- kgnojewski

This week we were treated to close up views of a Northern flicker and a downy woodpecker nearly side by side on the pine tree just outside of our classroom.  The downy woodpecker has been a regular visitor to our suet feeder.  Today there was a "flock" of dark-eyed juncos that stopped by the feeders.  I was surprised to see several of them eating out of the thistle feeder.  Both American and lesser goldfinch have still been regular visitors.  This afternoon the naturalist club was treated to a great view of a pair of hooded mergansers along the river.  They are such strinking birds.

Kristin

New Visitor!

December 6, 2016 - 12:31pm -- kgnojewski

Today we had our first sighting ever of a ruby crowned kinglet.  The bird flew right up to the window and landed on the ledge just outside.  It was amazing to see that tiny, narrow beak up close.   Our feeders have been overloaded with lesser and American goldfinches lately.  Often times all perches on both feeders are full.  In addition, our trusty little song sparrow has continued to lurk in the Junipers just outside the classroom.  The dark-eyed juncoes have been making appearances as well.  So many birds can be a bit distracting, but it is worth it!  

Kristin

Habitat for the Holidays

November 14, 2016 - 5:35pm -- kgnojewski

Greetings Bird By Birders!

The Golden Eagle Audubon Society would like to invite B3 teachers, students and families to participate in a family-friendly crafting event to help bring birds to your yard this holiday season!  Join us in making bird seed ornaments, suncatchers and other bird-themed crafts.  This event will take place at Sage International School 431 E Parkcenter Blvd, Boise, on November 19th, 1-3 PM.  

Hope to see you there!  Feel free to contact me with any questions!  Learn more about GEAS at http://www.goldeneagleaudubon.org/

Best,

Kristin

Visit from Fiona and Vicky Runnoe!

November 4, 2016 - 10:40am -- kgnojewski

This week Vicky Runnoe visited our classroom with Fiona, an American kestrel.  The students learned more about the unique and fascinating characteristics that distinguish birds from other animals.  Thank you so much Vicky!  

Our feeders have been very busy with both American and lesser goldfinches.  The students are getting very adept at recognizing the differences between these two species.  We continue to see dark-eyed juncos and a song sparrow has taken to hanging out just outside our classroom windows in the junipers.  Other birds around the campus include a northern flicker, black-billed magpie and many American crows.  The magpie even appeared to a band on his/her leg.  Anyone know who may have banded it?

Cheers,

Kristin  

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What we've seen this school year

Observations

Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
1 Perched 02/08/2017 - 11:45am Details

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
2 Feeder 02/08/2017 - 11:45am Details

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
10 Feeder 01/25/2017 - 11:30pm Details

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
1 Ground 01/25/2017 - 11:30pm Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
1 Perched 01/18/2017 - 9:00am Details

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
2 Feeder 01/18/2017 - 9:00am Details

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
1 Ground 01/18/2017 - 9:00am Details

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
3 Ground 01/03/2017 - 12:00pm Details

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
1 Feeder 01/03/2017 - 12:00pm Details

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
2 Ground 01/03/2017 - 12:00pm Details

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Kristin Gnojewski, Grade 8
Boise, Idaho USA

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