I finally had a Saturday with enough time in the schedule to at least stop by the banding station at Audubon. After hitting the snooze button a bunch of times, I arrived “late” at 6:30 or so. Nets were already up, but they had not done the first net check.
I never ended up going on a net check because I got immediately distracted by the Eastern Bluebird pair working hard to feed the nestlings who are so close to being ready to fledge.
I waited (im)patiently to try for a shot of a parent removing a fecal sac after feeding. Bluebird parents keep a tidy nest.
In preparation for nature photography classes I’ll be teaching Tuesday evenings in July, I spent most of the time practicing with my 100-400mm lens. I didn’t have my tripod, but Terry LeBaron loaned me his. Thanks, Terry!
House Wren – sporting some bling!
Baltimore Checkerspot Caterpillar
I think it might be a Blue Dasher teneral… Colors will change as it becomes mature.
Then it was back to the banding station and a quick lens change:
Emily Thomas and a Gray Catbird
Emily checks the molt limit on a Song Sparrow
That’s all for now. Bye!
Yellow Warbler Female