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Heron Visit

October 19, 2016 - 12:32pm -- michelleaxtell

Today we saw a Great Blue Heron perched on a pole across the canal from our classroom. It sat for a long time, looking into the canal. Maybe it was looking for food. Finally, it flew away. Luckily, we got a few pictures.

Learning About BBB

October 18, 2016 - 11:59am -- michelleaxtell

Mr. Willadsen has visited twice. In September, he helped us set up our feeders. We learned each other's names and talked about our favorite birds.

Since then, we have seen a lot of birds. Our bird watchers are going outside every morning and working hard to find birds. When Mr. Willadsen came last week, he taught us about how to better identify birds. Now, we are looking for size, silhouettes, field markings, and behavior. We know we can be watching for Eagles, Magpies, Black-capped Chickadees, Finches, Robins, Pheasants, California Quail, Crows, Ravens, Canadian Geese, Blue Heron, Falcons, Mourning Doves, American Kestrels, and Dark-Eyed Junkos. 

Kestrels

June 2, 2016 - 3:09pm -- michelleaxtell

Here is the last photo of our Kestrel chicks. We don't want to disturb them again, as they'll be getting close to fledging age soon. 

 

 

River Trip

May 27, 2016 - 9:45am -- michelleaxtell

 Thank  you to Mr. Willadsen for leading a great bird-watching adventure to the Star River Walk. Students enjoyed trying to find and identify birds. They learned the importance of knowing bird calls, as the foilage was thick near the river! We heard more birds than we saw. 

 

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What we've seen this school year

Observations

Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
2 Flying 04/27/2018 - 9:15am Details

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
2 Flying 04/27/2018 - 9:15am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
2 Flying 04/27/2018 - 9:15am Details

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
2 Flying 04/26/2018 - 9:30am Details

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
2 Flying 04/26/2018 - 9:30am Details

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
3 Flying 04/25/2018 - 9:30am Details

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
2 Perched 04/25/2018 - 9:30am Details

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
2 Flying 04/25/2018 - 9:30am Details

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
1 Perched 04/25/2018 - 9:30am Details

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
4 Flying 04/24/2018 - 9:15am Details

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Michelle Axtell , Grade 2
Star, Idaho USA

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