Sunday, August 30, 2009

First of the Fall Migrants

Whew - I've been gone from the blogging world for a bit! Prepping for fall classes (teaching and taking), spring plans (yup!), pre-season football (looking good so far). Did get in some banding today at the school where friend Roger teaches. The first of the fall migrants are here! One of the most exciting was this AHY male Canada Warbler. What a great bird! Also got a HY sex unknown Nashville Warbler. Not an easy bird to identify. This is the double-edged sword of bird banding - yay, we got warblers! Uhh - now we have to identify these warblers. Also got a Swainson's thrush - check out that great marking under the wing. Almost reminds you of shorebirds! And Reier contributed this arty shot of the Red-eyed Vireo we banded today. Ahhh - it was a good day!

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