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Budding Birders Meet Tom

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Logan, Maddie and Lilly with Tom (check out the Mon@rch tattoos)

By: Pat Coate

My sister and her young family recently visited and we had a wonderful morning learning more about birds and getting to see them up close at Tom’s banding site in Napoli.  Tom is very knowledgeable, gracious, and a born educator.

What fun we all had – as expressed so well by Maddie:  “Bird banding was awesome!  You should have seen the birds that were there!”  Here are some pictures from our birding experience.

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Off to check the nets

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Processing Station: Species, Banding, Weight, Wing Length, Gender, Age

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Wood Thrush

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Baltimore Oriole (female)

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird (female)

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Logan and his favorite part – letting the birds go

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Maddie releasing Common Yellowthroat


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3 responses

  1. FRANK

    Bird banding is a great experience, especially for young folk. It’s a wonderful outreach to them.
    Kudos to Tom and thanks for the post!

    3 August 2010 at 5:34 pm

  2. So sorry that I wasn’t able to make it for MAPs any time this summer, but I just returned from Costa Rica doing field work. I will definitely try to get down there to do some birding before the summer ends.

    3 August 2010 at 9:47 pm

  3. Marg

    Man I’m sorry I missed it this year too-great posting!

    10 August 2010 at 12:07 pm

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