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Bird Banding News!

Female Brown-headed Cowbird

My friend Jen from “A Passion for Nature” solved her banded bird mystery yesterday!  If you are interested in learning about about her amazing “find” . . . . please visit her post!!   Don’t you love science?

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16 responses

  1. Stunning photo, as usual! I’ve been sending homeschoolers to your site. Its such a great resource!

    29 February 2008 at 8:30 am

  2. What a remarkable fellow. I am learning so much here. Now if I can recognize my local birds – if they ever come out of hiding,

    29 February 2008 at 8:35 am

  3. Yes! Science rocks! Thanks for sharing!

    29 February 2008 at 9:18 am

  4. Science is amazing.

    29 February 2008 at 10:49 am

  5. That is such an interesting story, and a mystery solved.

    29 February 2008 at 11:15 am

  6. Yep, science is amazing, ad I’m glad that the mystery has been solved. (And the photo of the cowbird here on your page is just stunning.)

    29 February 2008 at 2:34 pm

  7. Lisa at Greenbow

    I always like to find out where the banded birds come from. There is a lot of banding that goes on up north. This is where most of our banded birds hail from.

    29 February 2008 at 4:14 pm

  8. My. How interesting. I find myself wondering what caused her death. I think of birds as being a longer-lived than that.

    29 February 2008 at 4:47 pm

  9. NatureShutterbug

    That is an awesome picture.

    29 February 2008 at 6:52 pm

  10. winterwoman

    Thanks for the plug, Tom!

    29 February 2008 at 7:12 pm

  11. Science makes us wonder… That’s the best photo of a cowbird I’ve seen.

    29 February 2008 at 10:01 pm

  12. @ Bellablue – what an honor to have such a great photographer like youself sending people to my site! It is greatly appreciated and I need to start adding a few things for homeschoolers to use! Thanks!
    @ Barb – So glad you enjoyed this and one bird at a time is how we all learn them!
    @ Liz – Yes it does and Jen has been so excited with this recovery!
    @ Lynne – Sure is! Thanks
    @ Robin – Glad you enjoyed this and Jen was a great detective!
    @ Bobbie – thanks and I love when others help us learn about our birds movements!
    @ Lisa – Since Jen (and myself) live just south of Canada . . . it is easy to believe many of our birds are from the North!
    @ Cathy – it is hard to say and you should comment on Jens site . . she knows the situation of the bird much better than I would!
    @ NatureShutterbug – thanks
    @ Jen – so glad and thanks for letting me send people over to your amazing find!
    @ Mary – it sure does and cowbirds are . . . well cowbirds! If you love them or hate them!

    29 February 2008 at 10:58 pm

  13. I have taken a thousand shots of cowbirds and honestly none give justice to both this pose and photograph. Really great shot!

    1 March 2008 at 9:46 pm

  14. Now that is a head shot, great shot Tom 🙂

    2 March 2008 at 12:25 am

  15. That’s really cool that Jen was able to find out where the bird came from! Science is wonderful.
    Beautiful picture of this cowbird, Tom.

    2 March 2008 at 6:16 pm

  16. lvn600

    Fantastic photo! I’m going to check out that other post now.

    4 March 2008 at 7:42 pm

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