Smith 5th Grade Blog 2012

Purple Martin week 6 update

Posted on: April 12, 2012

The final egg count this week is 78 eggs. Here is a movie with video of our first eggs. We hope our friends in Rustavi, Georgia enjoy the movie, and we wonder what types of birds are on your side of the world.

I tried to get the students talking so hopefully you will hear less of me!

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4 Responses to "Purple Martin week 6 update"

Cool the 2nd graders are watching the parents and can’t wait to see the babies.

Keep a look out for us on Monday when we check the houses. It should be around 15 days for the eggs to hatch.

Any bird that eats a LOT of mosquitoes is my friend! I used to live in Houston and Texas is famous for its birds. Now I live in Virginia and some of our schools have boxes for Eastern Bluebirds to lay eggs in. What a nice blog : )

Thank you! My students love the responsibility of tracking the Purple Martins. Last year we had a green parakeet living in our garden. The teachers and students could not take our eyes off this beautiful bird and hope it found a friend!!

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