Makeup Rain Day – SWAT
(Brother and Sister) Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Today we had another great day at the SWAT MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship) banding session here in Allegany State Park. This was a rescheduled session after the rained-out day we had last Wednesday.
Great Blue Heron by Young Naturalist J
Very focused on photographing the Great Blue Heron before it flew away!
We captured 30 individuals and had 15 different species of birds at the banding station this session. Young Naturalist J was the field assistant and photographer for the day. He took a series of shots of our nets, banding, me, etc.. since many have been asking me to do a post on what we do when we catch the birds. I will try to get all those shots posted here soon (I promise).
(female) Hooded Warbler by Young Naturalist J
Swamp Sparrow by Young Naturalist J
Veery by Young Naturalist J
Red Eyed Vireo by Young Naturalist J
Since he was 7 these Red-eyed Vireo’s have always had the last laugh.