Banded Junco in the Administration Building
You never know when something unexpected will happen. I got a phone call this morning saying “A bird is in the building”!! Down the steps I go . . . . . hmm it’s Junco!! Took about 10 minutes and we got the bird in the corner!! I realized holding it that it had a band on its leg . . . . 2400 series!! I think to myself “I did have bands in that series”. Sure enough it was a bird that I banded back on 11th of December 2005. I never would have expected five years and five days later this bird would end up in my hand again. Guess that is why bird banders band birds . . . . get recaptures that tell us that this girl loves the winter in Allegany State Park!
Rumer has it that the bird spent the night in the building and wasn’t found again till this morning . The Junco finally found its way out of the Christmas Tree . . . . . . human then captures it . . . . . then released outside (after a few photos). This brings back memories of when I found a spot in the snow in the Administration Buildings window where a bird spent the night to get out of the weather. We have had some horable snowy weather the past few weeks and I am sure this bird was also looking for a cozy place to spend the night . . . but ended up trapped inside!!
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