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!
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
One more day and new photos
It looks like we need one more day inside. So, we will go up Wed afternoon at 4:30 to see the birds. Now...last Thursday, this is what we saw...
Pod 2- The babies are getting their flight feathers! Thanks to Mrs. Gunsolley, we have a close-up!!
Pod 3-FULL nest with no egg
Pod 4- Barely a nest BUT it had an egg
Pod 5-Look at these big babies!!!
Pod 6-Look how big our youngest babies are getting!
Pod 7 and 8-BIG BABIES!
LOOK AT THESE mommas ready to feed their babies!!! You can even see a baby peeking out of pod 5!
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!