Monday, April 11, 2011

Banding Sunday

Welcome to spring in MN. Last week Tuesday was gloves - yesterday was a T-shirt. Lots of species moving through or jsut getting to town. Here are some of my faves - the Sparrows! First bird (three photos) is a Fox Sparrow. We just see them passing through in spring and fall. What a meatball, huh? The last bird (two photos) is a Swamp Sparrow - smaller than the Fox. In between (three photos) is a Hermit Thrush - you can see how the thursh's bill is much more tapered and longer than the thick, stout Sparrow bills. Also caught a quick shot of just how detailed the colors are under the Thrush's wing.

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