Saturday, February 21, 2009

Redpolls II

Despite the previous night's snow and a bit of a slog to Lowry Nature Center, today's bird banding program was well worth it. Banded a total of 48 birds of 7 species, which along with 2 recaptured Black-capped Chickadees made for an even 50 birds. The breakdown of the 48 newly banded birds is:

Black-capped Chickadee: 7
American Goldfinch: 8
American Tree Sparrow: 1
White-breasted Nuthatch: 2
Purple Finch: 5
Hoary Redpoll: 1
Common Redpoll: 24

A marvelous day! When photos arrive from those who could take them (I was busy presenting the program to the public), I will post them.

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