Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Purple Martins

As promised - everyone all together - OOOHH, AAAAHHH. Purple Martins really are pretty sexy. These shots were taken at one of the colonies where the team I am a part of banded 146 birds. In one day. It was a part of the 535 that we banded for the season.

These shots in flight are kinda neat. I will mention that the poor "Martin" at the top who looks upside down is actually a plastic decoy. It is there for the inevitable hawks who check out the birds. Looks this decoy did take a direct hit.

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