Have Wings, Will Travel
This Think Quest U.S.A. internet project was created by: Sodus and Clyde Elementary Fourth Grade Students
day, a girl found a bird, which was too weak, to keep up with the flock.
This bird had a yellow throat. She looked the bird up in a bird book.
Under the picture it said, this is a picture of a Common
have a yellow throat and that’s how they got their name. She brought
the bird in her room. She looked in the book again to see what they eat.
It said they eat spiders, and insects. Her house had no spiders, nor
insects. The bird told her he would eat seeds. She certainly had seeds.
She gave him some. He told Jenna (the girl), that he was just learning
to fly, so he was too weak to keep up with all the other birds. The rest
of the day, he told her about himself. During the night, he couldn’t
sleep. He decided he would practice flying. As soon as he started to
fly, he crashed onto Jenna’s head. She was very startled. She scolded
the bird. If she had to talk to the bird this much, it would need a
name. Jenna decided to name the bird Scooter. Scooter liked the name. It
ended up to be 6:00 by the time they thought of that name. They decided
it was time for breakfast. Jenna got herself a bowl of cereal. She
forgot the bird couldn’t get its own food. Jenna got him a little bowl
of seeds and a little dish of water. They started to watch TV. Jenna
flipped through the channels until she got to the Pet Physic. She knew
there was something on about birds. Scooter enjoyed it a lot. Every time
a week went by, he got stronger and stronger. Pretty soon it was winter.
Winter went by very quickly. Spring came. Scooter knew his flock would
be coming by soon.
then practiced flying. Scooter tried and tried and he couldn’t fall.
That night, Scooter told Jenna about his flock coming. She fixed him up
a big supper. The supper included regular seeds, honey covered sunflower
seeds, and she also had been cleaning, so Scooter got all the spiders
and insects she found. Scooter got so full, he decided to practice
flying. He showed Jenna how well he could fly. She was very astonished.
They went to bed after that. Scooter could sleep anywhere. Tonight he
decided to sleep by the register. That was the warmest spot in the
house. Scooter slept very well that night. Then it was morning. His
flock was coming. Scooter’s flock had a very tight schedule. They
would be there at 7:15 am. He was hoping he could keep up with the flock
this time. Scooter woke up Jenna at 6:00. Jenna had him practice for 45
minutes. He had 30 minutes before his flock would arrive. It became 7:15
and they were there. Scooter ran out into the yard, and said goodbye to
Jenna. He flew and he flew, until he caught up with the rest of the
group. He yelled to Jenna, “I’ll visit you twice a month!” The
first time he visited, he told Jenna about the flock. Then his flock had
to leave. He liked to visit Jenna a lot. Scooter actually loved to visit
Red-Tailed Hawk is fast.
a race at 125 mph, he will never be last.
hawk spots a mouse from a mile away.
won't be mouse's lucky day.
he swoops to get his brunch.
way he won't need his lunch.
to the nest,
take a good rest.
out for an afternoon flight,
high and out of sight.
By: Stephanie Miller
My bird sleeps in a nest.
It also has a big round chest.
Cardinals fly high in the sky.
It’s hard to tell if they cry.
The Cardinal got its name from a red robe.
Northern Cardinals travel all over the globe.
The Cardinals song is “Wha Cheer Wha Cheer”
And is very lovely to hear
nighttime comes and all is still,
can hear in the distance,
By: Brian Bower
Happy Killdeer Day!
think it is best!
bobs his head when he walks,
can’t even talk.
when he’s happy,
screeches, “Killdee, Killdee.”
he is done,
flies towards the sun.
he comes back.
only thing he does,
take a little nap!
he wakes up,
ready to sup,
he catches worms, insects, spiders and snails,
quickly the Killdeer eats them up.
By: Matt Mastrodonato
through the water,
a boat through the sea,
strong legs kicking
in the lead.
kicks his legs,
heart pounds fast.
won the race!
and fish are his gold medal,
is a Hooded merganser.
By: Jenna Stritzel
on a lake
Blue as a sky,
and white as a cloud,
with a raccoon’s mask,
walking along looking for a lake.
Blue Jay has his fishing pole on
If he doesn’t get some fish,
he may look for something else.
If you’re an owl,
u better keep an eye out
or u may be in his bucket
for dinner tonight.
Eastern Phoebe Dances The Hula
sly, slick and extra quick
her tail to the music
hula dancer is swinging
the beat of the swaying trees
her head still
for the sun to set
a wonderful view
up above everything
the night time sky.
By: Sarah Johnson
The Downywoodpecker is not a bird
who spends time in a pool.
But I can tell you one thing it is
It spends its time, pecking at a
When it reaches a grub it yells
It’s a breeze when the
Downywoodpecker nests in dead trees.
It spends all day pecking bark.
Sometimes it even pecks way past
It’s coat is black and white,
And he puts up a tremendous fight!
By: Allie Intini
Chipping Sparrow lives in suburban yards,
in a city park.
it sits upon a maple branch,
It sucks up bugs from under the bark.
it pecks at seeds of a mulberry plant,
might also see a big juicy ant.
juicy as can be. Oh can you see?
That poor little ant is going to be history!
By: Thandi Bukhala
A Bird Poem
Robin’s head is black
so is the back
She flies back to the nest
To take a rest
She had a tiring flight
She’ll nap for the night
The Robins eggs are blue as the sky
builds her nest way up high
Her breast looks rusty as a pole in the rain
and is red as the sunset in Spain
By: Samantha Grey
Ovenbird watches it eggs.
like an old-fashioned oven.
from sticks and twigs.
Inside are 4 to 6 white eggs.
Wanting to hatch.
22 days Crack, Crack, Crack.
By: Becky Frost
The Ring- Billed Gull
as white as snow
clouds in the sky.
chest fluffy as a marshmallow.
feathers as black as the night sky.
crab, insects, and tiny fish
be history no doubt!
by: Timothy Martinez
Night For Flight
head with specks of white
black duck looks like a kite
wings spread wide
the water for a glide
“Quack,” a deep noise he will make
may scare something for heavens sake!
like my grandma.
bird knits doll clothes.
wants to migrate to Mexico.
Mourning Doves’ feathers are as gray as mu grandma’s hair.
gentle cooing reminds me of my grandma’s soft voice.
The Common Chef
he gathers the fish, with his big huge feet,
opens his restaurant to do fish fry’s as a treat.
his friends come on Friday night,
Coots swim in, to take a bite!
chef happily bobs his head, and then,
find out, that he’s a Common Moorhen.
The Incredible Skydiver
Pied Billed Grebe is red on the neck.
dives with amazing speed,
it’s time to lay eggs,
lays five to eight.
Grebe likes to hide in the weeds,
can really dive,
he flies through the sky.
what a sky diver he is!
gold and brown as a young goose.
black and white as an adult.
grain and grass.
like a dark gray cloud on a stormy night.
south before noon
open water and along the coast.
By: Jacob Fisher
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