Monday, 15 December 2008

More on jacamars and on global warming.

Here is a newspaper clipping that I am glad came out, on
how trees can help global warming.I am realy thankful to
photocopyers, otherwise I couldn't put this up.



More on jacamars:
For once, I think I have all the answers to your questions. I have taken information from "Birds of Trinidad and Tobago" by Richard Ffrench.
Below excerpt lovingly typed by Mummy!!! Ahem.
"Food: insects, including flies, beetles, bees, dragonflies and butterflies. Some of the latter are quite large. Usually prey is caught in the air and brought to a perch where it is battered to death!
Description: Approximately 10.5 inches. Male underparts and band across upper breast iridescent golden green; throat white, rest of underparts chestnut; tail long (5 inches), outer feathers chestnut. Female as male but throat buff. Bill black, long, straight and very thin.
Nesting: Breeding recorded in Trinidad from February to June, especially March and April; in Tobago many nests recorded from February to July; moult is in August. The unined nest is a tunnel up to 18 inches long, usually in a sandy bank, sometimes in a termites nest, a few feet above the ground, or even in the earth round the roots of a fallen tree. Clutch is usually three white eggs, both parents incubate alternately during the day, the female at night."
Mummy signing out.....
PLEASE ASK ME TO WRITE ABOUT SOMETHING.
Many thanks to my mum for typing as I called.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

The Dragon Dream By:Sam

Dangerous teeth and scary roar
Run in through my bedroom door
Amazing fire burns the bed
Gush of flame so scarlet red
Overhead I hear my mother
"Now get up chas, and wake your brother"

I was sitting in class,"Listening"to the teacher talking about math, when I got bored. "FFFlip"Over the book's cover went, and I came up with this poem. Enjoy!

Jacamars

I am having problems blogging. I have a lot of homework so I do not have much time to blog. Sam spends all his computer time playing games and Max is too young to understand blogging.

I was trying to light a fire,when I looked up and saw a beautiful jacamar. These birds build their nests in the ground and eat bugs.

They are beautiful birds and I hope to see him again. I managed to get a few shots of him. Note the way he seems to "Pose" in front of the camera.