Trail Wind Elementary

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Birds through the glass.

December 11, 2015 - 2:03pm -- karenp

Our class saw many birds through the glass because they could not see us. We saw at least twenty birds sitting on the feeders and on the ground. They were easy to see with the binoculars. It was like a entire city of birds! It was really cool.-Jacob Meyer Mrs. Palazzolos.

Facts about the Great Gray Owl

December 7, 2015 - 10:13am -- karenp

During her visit, Miss Vicki told us some of the adaptations of the great gray owl. Here are some of the adaptations: the great gray owl can turn its head about 270 degrees; the great gray owl has ears that are kind of like cups so it can hear small little things in the snow; the great gray owl and all the other owls have the cup like ears placed at different places on the head or skull so one of the ears might be higher in position than the other one. This helps them focus on the sound and which angle it is coming from so they have to make that angle the same on both ears. That is why you might see that owls keep on moving their heads up or down or to the right or to the left so they can focus on the sound their food is making. Their cup-like ears make the sound louder, also.

Rain and fences

November 13, 2015 - 2:56pm -- karenp

Even though it was a rainy Monday, we went birding anyway! Because the sidewalk next to the outdoor classroom is being repaired, we've been unable to go to our regular birding spot. We checked out the outdoor classroom from the back side, but we couldn't see the feeders. We did spot six California Quail in the bushes. While we were sheltering under an overhang, six Cedar Waxwings perched in one of the crabapple trees---our first spotting of this species this year! All in all, it was a wet but fun half-hour of birding.

Walking field trip for birds

October 28, 2015 - 1:43pm -- karenp

Our side walk was being fixed so we could not go to our normal spot. We took a walk around the school, and we saw 10 Mourning doves, 55 Eurpean starlings,one northern flicker,and two seagulls. Thats what we got. THANK YOU!!



What we've seen this school year


Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
1 Flying 12/01/2016 - 9:15am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
6 Feeder 12/01/2016 - 9:15am Details

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
5 Feeder 12/01/2016 - 9:15am Details

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
1 Feeder 12/01/2016 - 9:15am Details

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
127 Perched 12/01/2016 - 9:15am Details

Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria)
3 Feeder 12/01/2016 - 9:15am Details

California Quail (Callipepla californica)
6 Ground 12/01/2016 - 9:15am Details

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
2 Ground 11/10/2016 - 9:15am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
3 Feeder 11/10/2016 - 9:15am Details

Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria)
1 Feeder 11/10/2016 - 9:15am Details


Karen Palazzolo, Grade 5
Boise, Idaho USA


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