A little late with this post....BUT last week I was joined by Addison, Melanie, Ms. Maddox, Lily, Avery, Tommy, Caden, and the Barnes Family! What a wonderful group we had to see the progress our precious babies are making! We only checked the big white house this day because of misplaced keys, but I am have bolt cutters and plan to check the green pods on our next visit! I hope you can join me when I go on Tuesday at 10:30 am! We had some new eggs this check, so we should have some new babies!
Everyone enjoyed the chance to hold a bird and examine them up close!
Here is a cluster of new eggs from a nest. Look at them closely. Do you see a difference in the color of the one in the middle compared to the others? What do you think this might mean?
I'll end with a picture of my FAVORITE discovery! Many of our babies are now full young adult purple martins! They are flying and so friendly! Not only have we been able to see them fly, but they also will sit on my hand and look around. Amazing and such a fun thing for all to see!
Our visits keep getting more exciting! This past visit we had Jonathan and his family, my kids, and Ms. Maddox and little Lily join us! We were once again able to observe different stages in the growth of the purple martins! Holding the little babies was exciting. We even saw a beautiful nest with fresh green leaves just waiting for eggs inside of the Green House Pod #2. Here are some pictures from our visit. The next nest check will be Tuesday, June 24th (tomorrow) at 10:30...HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
NEXT VISIT THIS THURSDAY AT 10:15
What an amazing visit we had last week doing our nest check! I was excited to be joined by some of you as we observed the purple martins during ALL stages of development from egg, newly hatched, new barbs and then all the way to fledglings leaving the nest! Ms. Wheeler and I both held a fledgling and released them as they flew into the sky! SO COOL!
I hope to see you Thursday!!
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,
4 weeks 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!