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 19, 2012
Tuesday morning post with Friends!
I was so excited to have some MWE friends join me and Caden this morning as we checked the Purple Martins! Jayden, Miles, and Mac were able to come and have a first hand close up experience with our precious birds! We are getting close to having more babies leave the nests! It is so exciting to know that WE, Meadow Wood Elem. have helped these birds have a successful nesting season!!! I cannot wait to see what happens next year! Here is today's update!
Pod #1- The babies have left the nest!
Pod #2- The babies are growing and getting more and more feathers! Jayden and Mac had a chance to hold one and see the barbs and emerging flight feathers!
Pod #3-The sparrows built a HUGE nest, but NO EGG! :)
Pod #4-A few bits of straw, but NO nest!
Pod #5- These babies had lots of flight feathers and are ready to take off any day! Mrs. Campbell said she spotted the mom feeding them on the front porch!
Pod #6- These are our youngest birds. They are beginning to get the barbs and feathers seem to be not far behind. We got an up-close look...
Pod #7 and #8 we observed carefully. They also will be taking off any day now! Check out their full coat of flight feathers!!!
Now, we did find 2 sparrow eggs in the white house, but we also found more nesting material in #17. How late in the season will martins lay eggs? Does anybody know? If you do, comment or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Take a look at the growing nest:
As i said in yesterday's post, I will be checking the nests on Friday at 10 and Ms. Maddox will be joining me! Hope you can come too!
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!