Amazing Birds


Posted by peterb1516 | Posted in Language Arts | Posted on October 28, 2015

Today was really amazing because I got to see really cool birds. We Skyped with Bird Studies Canada in Ontario. My favourite was the super cute owl, which was the Saw-Whet Owl. The eyes looked like my owl mosaic eyes.  The Saw-Whet Owls eyes were thin and looked like it had eyelashes. The owls ears are really large. It was really cute. Today was my first time ever seeing an owl.We also learned about the Fox Sparrow.  It actually has a red patch on its’ head. There was also a Warbler and a Ruby Crowned Kinglet. The Ruby Crowned Kinglet bird weighs as much as loonie, which is 7 grams.  The biologists capture the birds with really soft nets.cutes owl ever


They put a band on their feet, so they can track the bird and find out more about birds. The birds stay around for a few days , then they will fly away. They sometimes catch 300 birds in one morning! This is my favourite Skype so far, even though this is only my second Skype. I really like to Skype especially when it involves animals.  Two of the birds were just born this year.  Sometimes you can tell how old they are just by looking at the feathers.  They put the birds in a container upside down. They weigh the birds, release the birds into the wild, and see which way they go. I wish they had a Great Horned Owl or a humming bird. I really wish that I could work at the Bird Studies in Canada.  I really enjoyed the Skype lesson.




Skype on Birds


Posted by agathap1516 | Posted in Language Arts | Posted on October 23, 2015

  ruby crowned   I had a very exciting day.  We got to Skype with Bird Studies Canada  in Ontario.  I learned about a lot of different birds today. The first bird was called Ruby Crowned Kinglet .  It can weigh as much as a loonie.  Kinglets are tiny songbirds with large heads, almost no neck, and thin tails. The Ruby Crowned Kinglets eats spiders and many different types of insects. Ruby Crowned Kinglets make their nests in trees, as high as 100 feet tall.  They have very small, thin bills.    We saw a Saw-Whet Owl.  It was very cute.  It was brown, black, and gray.  They enjoy living in the forests.   I saw a Warbler.  It had a yellow spot on its tail.  The warbler is only 11 cm long.  The yellow warbler has black eyes thin, pointed bill, and thin body with a long tail.  I saw a Fox Sparrow.  It looked just like a fox.  It had long claws that it uses to dig under the ground to find its food.

The biologists catch birds with a soft net and then they put them into soft white bags.  It was funny when they weighed the birds because they hadsaw-whet-owl to put the birds upside down into a black scale, so they cannot fly away. They hold the birds with two fingers  on their feet. It did not hurt them. They have nets out and  they go to check the nets every fifteen to twenty minutes. They wrote a number on a tag and put the tag on the bird with a tong.  This also did not hurt them. They catch about 300 birds in one morning. I like to Skype because we can see them and they can see us. My favourite part about the Skype presentation was when they showed us a baby Saw-Whet Owl because it was  a sparrow © A.Morris/VIR

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