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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2011, 09:54:03 AM »
David would like to know....

How long can an eagle glide without flapping its wings?

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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2011, 10:23:24 AM »
Hala and Colten--Very good job! :thumbup:

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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2011, 01:59:11 PM »
AJL,
     We think that 180km  is roughly 112 miles.  So they can travel 112 miles in 7 hours with barely a stop? That is amazing!

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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2011, 04:17:17 PM »
Hala and Colten, I enjoyed reading your observations about eagles. It's very nice to know that you are watching and learning about them with us!   :eclove
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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2011, 01:50:33 PM »
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David would like to know....
How long can an eagle glide without flapping its wings?

Hi David! The eagle can glide for a long time if conditions are right.
Here is a short video that shows an eagle soaring. How many flaps can you count, in how many minutes?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hHeiwPYjmU

Eagles also glide down, but that takes a few more flaps. You can see a few eagles in this video who are gliding down to land or to catch a fish.
(And you can see a fledgling eaglet flap flapping behind its parent too)!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si7qikuqnt8&feature=related

There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.  ~Robert Lynd, The Blue Lion and Other Essays

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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2011, 02:01:56 PM »
    The eagles of Hornby Island are birds and raptors.
     They hunt fish.  They like to leave their nest in September and October ad fly away.  The baby eagles like to wrestle.  The parents feed the babies.  Alexandra likes to push David's head down so she can get all the food!  
     It looks like their beak is a talon.  They have talons to catch fish.  An aldult eagle's feathers are white and black.  They have wings to fly.  They have a brood patch.  The eagles have a crop to store food.
     Eagles come from an egg.  The eagle's egg is about 4 inches tall.  In the egg, there is a drop of blood.  It turns into the baby.
     Bald eagles only live in North America.  They live near oceans.

~~ by "Mikey"

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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2011, 02:47:59 PM »
Mikey, well done.!  Their beaks do look sharp don't they. And then we see the parents gently place the small bits of food near the eaglets mouth, with that same big sharp beak. Amazing!
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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2011, 03:40:08 PM »
Hi Mikey,

You are seeing and learning so many things about eagles and what they do.  Thank you for telling us about them! It's fun to watch the eagles, isn't it?!  Did you see the parents bring fish to the nest for the eaglets to eat?     :ecsmile

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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2011, 09:48:46 AM »
Picture of crop Rm201 compliments of Blackster. :ecsmile

Here is a picture of the crop on Alexandra Hornby


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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2011, 03:40:26 PM »

The eagles are a type of bird.
The eagles take care of their baby eagles.
Eagles have talons and a beak.  His head is white, his tail feathers are white too.  In the middle of their backs they are both black.  Their feet are yellow.
An eagle comes from an egg.   The egg is as big as a baseball.  An eagle comes from the egg yolk.
Eagles have bones in their wings.  They have bones in their feet.  An eagle has a heart.
These eagles live in a tree in Canada.

~~Clayton

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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2011, 03:43:26 PM »


Hornby eagles are raptors.  Eagles can fly and fish.  The biggest eagle gets the most food.  Mom and Dad switch places and call to each other.  Dad brings back fish.  And they wrestle.  Alexandra pushes her brother's head down so she gets more food.  Bald eagles are white and brown.  Eagles have big yellow beaks.

~~  Caleb


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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2011, 11:15:55 PM »
Clayton and Caleb, thank you for your very nice stories about the Hornby eagles!  You are seeing and learning interesting things about them as you watch them on their nest.

Alexandra and David are growing fast, aren't they?!

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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2011, 10:14:25 AM »
Well done Clayton and Caleb!  :thumbup:  Thank you for showing us your poems.  :eclove
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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2011, 11:25:48 AM »
Boy, these are some smart cookies, this 2nd grade class! Well done Clayton and Caleb! :thumbup:

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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2011, 10:37:32 AM »
We are back with some questions.....

Abby wants to know how much food an eaglet can eat in one day? 

She also wanted to know - if an eagle loses its talon, like in a fight, or when catching a fish, will it grow back like our fingernails do?  and if so, how long would that take?  thanks!