Slides in Emily's Blue Bird (Practice Coach Book)
Nests are dangerous places. They're easy for predators like squirrels and snakes to find, and after a couple of weeks a nest full of chicks can get pretty dirty.
A. Near the old tree, Emily saw a bush with lots of branches and leaves.
B. As soon as they backed away, the hungry little bird began peeping.
C. The nest was empty, and all the babies were safe.
D. Emily watched the nest box everyday.
A. Emily asked her father to help her make a bluebird nest box, to replace the woodpecker ole in the old tree.
B. They bought the materials, and together they built the nest box in her father's basement workshop.
C. Emily's father fastened the new box to another tree in the backyard not far from the old one that blew down.
D. After only a week, she saw a pair of bluebirds checking out the box, and soon another nest was underway.
With a boost from her mother, Emily put the chick on a small branch, out of reach of cats.
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