Bird Banding

Twenty-four adults and thirteen children visited the bird banding station today. They were treated to the following birds:

Canada WarblerCanada Warbler: according to the Cornell website, this is one of the last warblers to come through in the spring, and one of the first to head south in the fall to winter in South America. The range map shows that they may breed here – though most breed further north in Canada.

Canada Warbler

Indigo Bunting:  Probably the most incredible blue you will ever see!

Indigo Bunting

Lincoln's SparrowLincoln’s Sparrow:  We seem to get one of these each year.  These fellows are just passing through on their way to wintering grounds further north.

Chestnut-sided Warbler:    This is the handsome fellow who sings from the woods that he is “Pleased, pleased, pleased to meetcha!”  We actually caught a pair of these.  The male is pictured here:

Chestnut Sided Warbler

In addition to these, we also had:

  • Song Sparrows
  • Swamp Sparrows
  • Cardinals
  • Common Yellowthroats
  • American Goldfinch
  • Chickadee
  • American Robin
  • Gray Catbird

A delight to children of all ages:

Watching Linda remove a Common Yellowthroat from the Net Getting close to a Gray Catbird

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One thought on “Bird Banding

  1. I probably missed the bird banding again this year. Did you see our latest movie re: Honduras? Norm had a warbler eating out of his hand while sailing across open waters.
    I sent you an invitation to connect on Linked In. Hope you can revive your linked in account and update, etc. Maybe recommend me as an educator?
    Also, if you would like to comment on my blog I would appreciate it – in my never-ending pursuit of my online presence for future online job possibilities. Thanks. Her is my blog address: http://jensenweblog.blogspot.com

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