Busy, Busy Banding Day!

Monday was pretty much the busiest banding day I have experienced so far.  Of course, I’ve only been doing this banding thing since spring…  so my experience is limited…  But, for example, at one net check, we filled every bag we had; we even put 2 or 3 birds in a couple of the bags.  Yikes!

It was also the most different species I’ve seen to date on a single morning AND one species I really wasn’t expecting!  (I’ll save him till last…)

Rose Breasted Grosbeak
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Male

Northern Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush

Black-capped Chickadee (and my favorite niece*)
Nikki has a Chickadee dee dee

Cedar Waxwing (and my favorite sister*)
Yvonne admires a Cedar Waxwing

Dark-eyed Junco
Dark-eyed Junco in the Hand

American Goldfinch
American Goldfinch Female

Purple Finch
Purple Finch

Magnolia Warbler
Magnolia Warbler Pair - Side

Veery
Veery

I didn’t photograph dozens of birds – American Redstarts, Chestnut-sided Warblers, Swamp Sparrows, Song Sparrows, American Robin, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, perhaps others, I can’t remember… And I’m saving the Yellow Warbler for a separate post…

And the big surprise???  Aw… I think I’ll save him till tomorrow.  (You’ll have to wait… Unless Tom breaks his World of Warcraft binge and decides to blog tonight… hmmm…. (or you check my Flickr Photostream to get a sneak preview…)).  He deserves his own blog post…


*OK, you caught me!  I only have one niece.  And I only have one sister.

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8 thoughts on “Busy, Busy Banding Day!

  1. LOL – my mom always tells me I’m her favorite daughter. It would be more flattering if there were any competition. 🙂

    Seriously, great photos. You seem to be having a good time as well as learning a lot.

    Now. go smack Tom for us and tell him to get back to his blog.

  2. Great photos! Tom is, I suspect, taking a much deserved break from blogging. Blogging can be as addictive as World of Warcraft (I think, I don’t even know what it is. Some kind of video game I guess.) Tell him, “hi” for us. By the way, you are doing a great job of covering the bird banding.

  3. I am so honored to be your favorite niece. And I might “borrow” your picture of me because it turned out way better than my copy. (That’s probably because your camera is like a thousand million bajillion times better than my camera. =D) ❤ you!

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