A “Veery” Busy Day
Veery taken by young Naturalist J
You know that you had a busy day banding when you find that you had many wonderful birds and very few pictures to show. Today at the CLDC MAPS banding site we captured 11 different species and 42 different individuals. We collected 23 Avian Bird Flu samples, placed 26 new bands on birds and recaptured 16 individuals. I really need to go back in my records to see how long ago we captured some of these individuals. Maybe this would be a great wrap-up post??
(Juvenal) Chestnut-sided Warbler
My field assistants today were Young Naturalist J’s parents due to Mr. J spent half of the banding session sleeping in the truck. We have to give him some slack since he just returned from a canoeing trip with a youth group in Maine. He should be all rested up for the SWAT banding tomorrow morning.
(Juvenal) Common Yellowthroat
Since I have very few photos to show . . . . here is the list of birds we banded (* = Juvenal plumaged bird banded): *Common Yellowthroat, *Song Sparrow (big COYE and SOSP day for sure), Field Sparrow, *Dark-eyed Junco, Gray Catbird, Eastern Towhee, Black-capped Chickadee, *Chestnut-sided Warbler, *Brown Thrasher, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, and a Veery.