Saturday, April 17, 2010

Lowry banding April 17

Wow - come on ladies and check me out! This is one handsome male White-throated Sparrow! Note his long sparrow-y nails on his toes, too. We had a good day at Lowry Nature Center - 20 birds and 12 species! Birds are definitely on the move. Thought I would post a few pics of what it is that we do when we band the birds.

We take measurements of the tail, the wing cord (from basically your wrist to the tip of your longest finger), the 8th primary, or P8 (keep in mind some birds have 9, some have 10 primaries), and the final picture is what it looks like to actually put a band on the bird.

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