April 7th – Fashion

It’s all about fashion…can you match the boots to the Bagger?

There wasn’t a lot happening today – a beautiful day….for early March….but not for April. So we were hard put for things to do. That’s when I noticed the stylish footwear of the 3 Old Baggers and just had to get a picture of it. And it was Karen that noted: “Ruthven…come for the fashion, stay for the birds.” Could be our new mantra.

Hiho…hiho…it’s off to work we go…..

But fashion can take you only so far so we decided to put up some Bagger nets – to keep folks busy, give them a chance to learn about nets and net lanes, and to catch more birds in the down times (but they won’t be recorded in our “standard” calculations of birds per 100 net hours). The Old Baggers put up 3 new nets and I’m excited about their potential.

Putting the finishing touches on a new net placement.

Banded 11:
1 Mourning Dove
1 Blue Jay
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet
1 Eastern Bluebird
2 Song Sparrow
1 Brown-headed Cowbird
4 American Goldfinches

ET’s: 34 spp. including the first Green-winged Teal, Belted Kingfisher, and Fox Sparrow of the year.

Photo Gallery:

Despite the weather, crocuses push on. -KMP

Turkey Vulture….not too happy about the snow and cold. -KMP

Snowdrops. -KMP

Female White-breasted Nuthatch. -KMP


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