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Rainy Sunday at CLDC

Me cold and wet

On Sunday the 21st of June 2009 we opened the 3rd session of the CLDC MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship) banding station! Three hours of banding with thick fog we closed the nets due to light drizzle and strong winds. Within the three hours of operation we captured 5 different species and banded 2 newly banded birds with 7 recaptures (total of 9 individuals).

Male Female Eastern Towhee

Highlights included the 2 recaptured Eastern Towhees, Gray Catbird, Song Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat and House Wren. Despite the fog, light drizzle and winds . . . . .  we were having a good start to banding.  Thanks to Young Naturalist J for being my Banding Assistant and Patty for also helping (and taking these photos)!

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7 responses

  1. You look wet and tired Tom, not a good combination, unless you are a Field Biologists !!


    22 June 2009 at 11:04 pm

  2. What a cute couple Mr & Ms Towhee are!!! Keep up the great work – rain or shine 😉

    23 June 2009 at 12:03 pm

  3. One wet naturalist, and two wet towhees.

    23 June 2009 at 7:32 pm

  4. Great photos of the Towhees. The female is especially pretty with her beautiful brown coloring.

    24 June 2009 at 1:11 am

  5. Marg

    Nice work on the photos Patty!

    I’m sure next time will be better 🙂

    24 June 2009 at 10:43 am

  6. Now, THAT is dedication! :c)

    25 June 2009 at 6:33 am

  7. Lovely Towhees – they look very similar to our Spotted Towhee.

    26 June 2009 at 12:51 am

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