After our first successful season in 2012, our colony has continued to grow! This BLOG is the history of our Purple Martin Journey at Meadow Wood Elementary!
A Successful Nesting Season!
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Sunday, June 13th
Well, as you can see, I have created another slide show! The first pictures are from Thursday. It is hard to believe how much they have changed in just 3 days! They are MUCH bigger and all of them are beginning to show signs of feathers emerging. If you hold your mouse at the bottom of the slide show, my captions will appear. If you look closely at the grass pictures, you will actually see purple feathers. Ellie, Fahad, Avery and I were so worried when we first approached the houses and saw that a predator had taken one of our birds from us! Luckily, our pair as well as another pair came flying over and relieved our fears! We did find a larger sparrow nest in pod #6 and removed it today. The other nests still look the same, so I am wondering if the martin pair we saw today might be building a nest? Is it too late in the season? Let me know what you think!
Rain Fledgling Update
Day 12 of this terrible weather and all but 1 of the babies are holding
their own. I am fattening them up but with more heavy rain in the forecast,
1 month ago
Welcome to the Meadow Wood Elementary Purple Martin Blog
After almost 3 school years, we FINALLY have our first purple martins that are nesting in our pods. This is a very exciting time for our students! Each morning the second graders check the pods for sparrow nests so that they can be removed in order to help the martins. The purpose of this blog is to provide the students a chance to keep up with what is happening in the purple martin nest while they are not in school!