Flickr Guest at CLDC MAPS
Sunrise Shot Overlooking the Banding Station
Yesterday was a slower day with the birds but we had some great company. Marg, who is a regular blog commenter and a wonderful flickr photographer visited the CLDC MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship) banding station. It was an awesome way to spend some time together to talk about banding, flickr, photography and life in general.
Juvenal – Yellow Warbler
Marg extracting a bird from the mist net! (Photo by Young Naturalist J)
We had a slower day with only 28 individuals captured (majority being hatch year birds). We captured only 9 different species and placed 20 new bands on their legs. Highlights had to be the Butterbutt (HY) and an Indigo Bunting (HY) that Marg wished up for us (thanks Marg)!! All other speices were what you would expect for us to find like the Song Sparrow, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Gray Catbird, Yellow Warbler, Field Sparrow, and House Wren.
Juvenal – Yellow-rumped Warbler
Juvenal – Indigo Bunting
Chestnut-sided Warbler molting into new feathers!
Wild Blueberries were our Breakfast and Lunch