In Daniel Beekman’s article, “Bronx Teenagers Build Nest Boxes for Migratory Tree Swallows, Get Nature Lessons from Feathered Friends,” from: Beekman, D. (n.p.) Bronx Teenagers Build Nest Boxes for Migratory Tree Swallows, Get Nature Lessons from Feathered Friends. New York Daily News, 1 (1), p.2. Available at: http://www.goorulearning.org/classic/index.g#!/collection/cf2fe192-c646-475d-af75-4ce0a0e9b126/play/65f2473e-012a-4c9c-8031-a1c24e7d8de1.
Yesterday, we went to Soundview Park to observe birds, and we saw a lot of robins, phoebes, black sparrows, and tree swallows. We were observing the boxes we made to see if any swallows were inside. At first there wasn't, but for some reason I had a lot of good luck.
Yesterday I saw a blue tree swallow with my own two eyes. I spotted it fighting with a black sparrow that was on top of his house basically telling it to "Get off my house!" Then it went inside of the next box.
Jose and I talk about the Rocking the Boat Project, what we did the first and second days. We started to get the measurements for the wood so that we could cut it to make nest boxes. We learned that there are different types of birds, and we've seen five different types of birds on the Bronx River so far. We're looking forward to doing more this spring.