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!
Monday, May 21, 2012
May 17. 2012
We are a little off in our posts, but you can keep up by the titles of our blogs as we are using the date!
In nest number 1, we now have 4 baby purple martins. The last one hatched yesterday or early this morning. The baby purple martins were sleeping. We predict in 6 days (on May 22) the baby birds will have feathers.
In nest number 3, there was a sparrow nest with no eggs. We think that the sparrows are going to give up
A small sparrow nest with NO eggs! But, it has TONS of bugs. Mrs. Campbell is going to look into getting us something to get rid of the bugs.
We are still keeping an eye on ALL 6 of these beautiful eggs! This is our biggest nest!
Thanks to Wild Birds Unlimited for giving us a new roof for our pod #6! Their kind donation has allowed us to provide another home for a pair of martins! Looks like they have already started building!
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!