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!
Friday, June 15, 2012
The kids and I went to check the birds before the weekend. There were none around when we arrived and all was quiet. We checked the white house first. In condo 17 we found this
What kind of nest does it look like to you?
Then we moved on to the pods. We have officially had a successful nest! The babies in pod #1 are....
Now for the other pods.
There were still 3 eggs unhatched. The 3 babies looked tired but their eyes were open!
Well looks like the sparrows are still trying, but no egg!
Pod #4 was empty!!!
These babies had feathers and looked like they were ready to fly right out!
Our tiniest babies were chirping and obviously VERY hungry! We could hear them before we even opened the lid! I bet this was their momma!
Pod #7 and #8
These babies have lots of feathers! Wonder if we will see them on the porches soon?
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!