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Other SWAT banding post!

American Goldfinch by Sarah (aka WheelieGirl)

Over the past few days we have had two blogger reports about their visit to the SWAT Banding Station last Monday. Many have already seen Jennifer’s post on her SWAT visit and the similarities of the Chestnut-sided Warbler and Yellow Warbler (if not go visit her blog now!!).

But I am 99.9% sure you have not had a chance to visit WheelieGirls blog??? Sarah is a wonderful young lady who I have known since she was a little girl and her family has been visiting my banding station since 1999. She’s becoming a stunning photographer (uses a Nikon, High Five) and I just learned last Monday that she has her own Blog! That Monday she did a post on her SWAT visit and you can see some of her pictures that she captured!! Another stunning post that you should check out is her American Robin post . . . . hmmm future nature photographer??? I think so!

photo by Jen
Jennifer’s Picture of me and Young Naturalist J with Swamp Sparrows

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14 responses

  1. Love the photo of the goldfinch.
    I have had goldfinches this year–the first time I can recall seeing them. They have been visiting my bird feeder–love them.

    25 June 2008 at 9:57 pm

  2. There are dozens of goldfinch in my parents’ yard. They swoop around, chasing each other and chattering like swallows. It’s fun to watch them…

    I enjoyed reading the other blogs, too. Makes me wish I could come to a banding session! Alas, you’re too far away for a morning’s visit…

    25 June 2008 at 10:24 pm

  3. The Goldfinch picture is so beautiful..

    Hope you are well. ~Nita~

    26 June 2008 at 1:26 am

  4. @ KGMom – thanks and Sarah did great with the AMGO photo!
    @ Rondi – Our AMGO’s should be starting to nest here soon! Wish you could come also! Maybe one day!
    @ Nita – she did do great with this! I am doing well, thanks!

    26 June 2008 at 6:46 am

  5. Hey Tom, it is going to take awhile to get up to speed with blogging and reading posts. i read a few of yours so far and just wanted you to know I stopped by.

    26 June 2008 at 7:46 am

  6. Sweet!! Definitely checking out WheelieGirl’s blog!! (Although as a Canon shooter, I’m disappointed about the Nikon… just kidding 🙂

    26 June 2008 at 10:44 am

  7. Sarah Hurst

    Thanks Tom! I can feel my head swelling !

    26 June 2008 at 10:49 am

  8. I read Sarah’s posts and I agree she has a really nice blog and takes wonderful photos. I couldn’t comment on her blog, though, as only Blogger accounts are allowed to comment so I’ll comment here. Great job, Sarah!

    26 June 2008 at 4:02 pm

  9. Vivi was so excited to see your American Goldfinch. They have really captured her imagination and we don’t even have them this far north!

    Thanks for showing us the way to WheelieGirl. I will check her out more often.

    26 June 2008 at 4:12 pm

  10. So that’s where our goldfinches are. 🙂

    27 June 2008 at 3:50 am

  11. @ Toni – Glad you are catching up and thanks for taking the time!
    @ Birdfreak – Glad you enjoyed her blog . . . . Nikon rules!
    @ Sarah – LOL . . .
    @ Linda – Doesn’t she! I have my own blogger account for those who don’t allow other commenters.
    @ Trixie – So glad Vivi was glad to see the Goldfinch. Do visit her site!
    @ Marvin – LOL we do have many goldfinch around!

    27 June 2008 at 5:42 pm

  12. Marg

    There! Now I’ve read all three posts about SWAT do I get a gold star?

    There were all great to read and with great shots-makes me want to be there though!

    28 June 2008 at 8:21 am

  13. Marg, you missed today’s gold star (bird) a Canada Warbler!

    28 June 2008 at 7:58 pm

  14. I like the photo of you and YNJ together…..he’s almost as tall as you Tom!

    28 June 2008 at 11:30 pm

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