Spending the day at BBBO
When you find yourself completely exhausted after taking a day off from work . . . . you just know you had an awesome day!! Today, I took my banding assistant (Young Naturalist J) to our favorite migration banding station. Typically when we head off to Braddock Bay Bird Observatory, it always seems like that we had picked the day after their best day of the year (and then end up getting skunked)! But . . . . this time we hit one of their best days of the season with bird’s being caught non-stop!! Young Naturalist J had two lifers and we had a handful of birds that we don’t normally get to handle.
Having fun with the bazillion powered banding glasses.
We started on the road at 5am and never made it home until 5 pmish! Young Naturalist J stated that “we worked a 12 hour day today” after waking up from his 2 hour nap in the truck. Sure enough we did 6 hours of driving and 6 hours of banding birds. I am exhausted and my fried-brain is having a hard time processing things . . . . so will continue with the details of the trip tomorrow.
OK, had to give you a few teaser pictures!