Sunday, February 14, 2016

Quick Note

Happy Valentine's Day! Banding knows few holidays. We can celebrate later in the evening.


We had a couple of visitors today and one got to release one of our banded Gray Catbirds.

Gray Catbird

We didn't get a lot of birds today but it was a pleasure to capture one of our local Brown Thrashers.

Brown Thrasher

More birds could be heard our by the marsh but they weren't coming as close to Net 18 as we would have liked.

Net 18

Across from Net 21, an American Goldfinch was feeding on the willows.

American Goldfinch

Hard to see but the white specks over the far side of the lake are Forster's Terns. They sometimes fish closer to this side but not that often.

Forster's Tern

Just before heading back to the table, a small flock of Cedar Waxwings sped over the lake. Not too many Waxwings or Robins this year for some reason.

Cedar Waxwing

Saturday, February 20th, We will be at the Orlando Wetlands Festival and probably not banding Sunday after a long day there. Gets kind of exhausting after setting poles and nets, banding all day, and then packing up all the gear again. We should be back on schedule on the 28th.
Next (planned) Banding Day: Saturday, February 20th.
All nets will be opened by 7:00 A.M. Festival starts at 9 AM.

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