Junkin’s Warbler Painting
Today I joined some fellow bird banders to discuss what projects we have been participating in over the past year. This Banders Meeting was hosted by David Junkin, who you might remember as the individual who discovered the Junkin’s Warbler. It was great hearing directly from him about how he found what he called this “freak bird” and the following steps on how the world also discovered this bird. I was so pleased to have an opportunity to see the original Junkin’s Warbler Painting that was done for the publication “Living Bird”.
From other banders from the area, we heard about some Kestrel Box Projects, Bluebird Projects, Hummingbird Banding, Braddock Bay Bird Observatory’s projects, banding in the National Forest, Egret Banding, Saw-whet Owls and many other bird related banding topics. An in-depth discussion was talked about regarding the construction of many Wind Turbines being placed in the area and how they will be impacting the birds! Ugg, don’t even get me started on this Wind Turbine subject! I will have to save this post for the winter months!
It was wonderful seeing so many friends again and sure hope that I am able to attend next years meeting.