Bird Banding 2010

I finally got a chance to spend the whole morning with Scott, Linda, and Emily at the bird banding demonstrations this morning. (Don was at a wedding, so I made the Rhubarb cobbler again… Apple next week, since Don doesn’t like rhubarb.) The weather started warm(ish), but got cooler and windier with each passing hour. We ended up closing the nets a little early when the wind was rather strong.

We had more birds than we expected… (I don’t have pictures of all of them)

  • White-throated Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
  • American Robin (no picture)
  • Gray Catbird (4 of those!)
    Gray Catbird
  • Northern Waterthrush
    Northern Waterthrush
  • Black-capped Chickadee – this was a recapture… It was banded on May 2, 2009. We caught it twice this morning in two different nets. (no picture)
  • Northern Cardinal Female – we banded her, then she flew back into the same net later in the morning.
    Northern Cardinal Female

    She was a little upset about being handled and let Emily know about it:
    Northern Cardinal Female bite on Emily's finger

  • Eastern Phoebe (no picture)
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
    Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • House Wren – recapture – originally banded on 4/26/2008 (no picture)
  • Chipping Sparrow
    Chipping Sparrow
  • Song Sparrow (no picture)

There are still two more weeks to enjoy watching the scientists at work! Come Saturday, May 15 and 22 to the picnic pavilion at Audubon! 7am-11am

Emily shows bird to Grandma and Granddaughters

Nikki Releases Bird with help from Emily
Hey! Who’s that Floridian releasing a bird? Could it be our 2010 college intern?

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