Banding #2035 for a new Spring record - a Veery. -H. Scholtens
Although we may band tomorrow (for educational purposes) if weather permits, today marked the official end of this year’s Spring migration monitoring. I will write more about the season over the next few days but we had records in 3 significant areas that I would like to mention now:
– we banded 2045 birds; 11 more than the previous record. (#2035 was a Veery)
– we had 1,152 more volunteer hours!
– we 368 more visitors
Hannah decides she wants to be a REAL bander - and bake muffins.
Following is a gallery of photos that will paint a picture of the past few days:
Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the window feeder. -C. Scholtens
Off in search of banded baby Killdeer.
Feather detail of a SY male Rose-breasted Grosbeak - note the brown juvenile wing and tail feathers.
Elaine with a male Indigo Bunting.
Doing census. -C. Jones
How many people does it take to check Purple Martin boxes? -C. Jones
Veery - #2035! -H. Scholtens
Snail and blossoms. -H Scholtens
Fungus. -H. Scholtens
Nancy with a Rose-breasted Grosbeak -E. Serena
Garter Snake sunning on a log. -D. Green
The Larks Xtreme birding group make it to the train bridge. - D. Green
Six-spotted Tiger Beetle. -D. Green
Map Turtle. - D. Green
Two snails in the hand are worth one in the water....or something like that. -D. Green