Twenty-four adults and thirteen children visited the bird banding station today. They were treated to the following birds:
Canada 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.
Indigo Bunting: Probably the most incredible blue you will ever see!
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:
In addition to these, we also had:
- Song Sparrows
- Swamp Sparrows
- Common Yellowthroats
- American Goldfinch
- American Robin
- Gray Catbird
A delight to children of all ages: