David Lamble has officially “kicked” off the Snow Bunting Banding season:
Banded my first Snow Buntings today — 14 males and 15 females — all but 3 were birds of the year. Most had fat contents of zero or one — only 2 were as high as a value of 3. Saw one flock of about 200 birds but mostly small flocks of 30 or so. Did not get any Horned Larks or Longspurs. I believe this is the earliest i have ever banded Snow Buntings. So perhaps a good year is in the offing ( hope springs eternal in the heart of a bird bander)……………….. David [Lamble], Fergus, ON.