Bird banding 2016

Some highlights from recent bird banding (NB: No birds were harmed in the making of this post, although some got their feathers ruffled)

The mild mannered Wood Thrush
Wood Thrush
Wood Thrush
Wood Thrush
Wood Thrush
Ok maybe not always mild mannered

The sweet and tiny Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby Crowned Kinglet
Ruby Crowned Kinglet
Ooolala!
Ruby Crowned Kinglet
Ruby Crowned Kinglet

The bitey cardinal
Cardinal
We give him a stick to chew down on and it reduces the biting incidents
Cardinal
Grrrr

I ❤ goldfinches

Goldfinch
Goldfinch

An exceptionally handsome towhee
Eastern Towhee
Eastern Towhee
Eastern Towhee
Eastern Towhee

A drab, but still handsome, white-throated sparrow
White throated sparrow
White throated sparrow
White throated sparrow
White throated sparrow
The thinking bird

Finally, this beautiful field sparrow
Field Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Vogue
Field Sparrow
Field Sparrow

PS If you like these bird banding posts, you can see past posts here and here.

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Bird banding 2016

  1. Excellent… Are you banding these birds for range / territorial fidelity – because they are (all?) non-migratory, right? PS The white-throated sparrow would like to protest about the ‘drab’ thing – what are the yellow bits for, pray?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: