Baby Day at the CLDC Site
American Robin fledgling.
Yesterday was our “Baby Day” at our CLDC MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship) banding session. It appears that many of our fledglings are just starting to fledge the nest and will soon be on their own!!
Brown Headed Cowbird fledgling who was following a make Chestnut-sided Warbler around.
We were able to band 17 different species of birds and handled 22 different individuals (collected 12 avian bird flu samples). Nestlings captured included: Song Sparrow, Brown Headed Cowbird, Eastern Towhee, and American Robin.
Male and female Eastern Towhee fledgling.
Mamma Eastern Towhee and Mamma Indigo Bunting.
All the kids working together.
Thanks to all my volunteers and Field Assistants who help out yesterday.
Eastern Comma hanging around the banding station.