Smith 5th Grade Blog 2012

Smith Elementary Purple Martin Update Week 2

Posted on: March 10, 2012

I couldn’t remove the sparrow nests on Friday because of the rain. I hope the martins keep up the fight while I am gone for the week. My day yesterday was a bit extended because a third grade teacher saved a Purple Martin with a broken wing in front of the school. Not wanting to have something bad happen on my watch, I drove into town with Spring break traffic in the rain through the second busiest freeway intersection in the United States (I’m not sure if it is second in my mind because I have been on number 1 (Highway 101 and San Diego 405 in Los Angeles) thousands of times and it seems a lot worse. I asked if the bird would live (It was pretty energenic in my car – it almost got out of my little home that I made for him and I am sure that he was aiming to take flight through my little car.). She asked me if I wanted a call with an update, and I told her that I didn’t want to know because I am sure that they would do everything that they could for this little guy. And I really didn’t want to find out if he didn’t make it. But I will be thinking about him all week! I have fed the baby birds with this organization and you can check it out for yourself if you want to support a good cause. Did I mention that I drove into town with Spring break traffic in the rain through the busiest freeway intersection in the world (I just upgraded it)?

The interesting aspect of this situtation is that the center bands song birds. Wouldn’t it be interesting if the bird returned to our school?

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