Sunday, March 22, 2009

That spring thing

Bird banding at Lowry Nature Center yesterday was a fun, intense day. When all was done, encountered 51 birds of 7 species, giving us over 100 birds for the last two sessions! Winter has not been that kind to the banding crew in recent years, so this has been a real treat (tweet?). The final tally for the day:

Species New Retrap

Common Redpoll (CORE) 2 0
Black-capped Chickadee (BCCH) 11 7
Dark-eyed junco (SCJU) 17 0
American Tree Sparrow (ATSP) 8 1
White-breasted Nuthatch (WBNU) 2 1
Downy Woodpecker (DOWO) 1 0
Red-winged Blackbird (RWBL) 0 1

Also on a bright note, long-time volunteer Linda Zimmerman (LZ in my last post) is out of the hospital as of late Friday afternoon and feeling much better. Apparently the pains of Friday were more related to gall bladder than heart.

Treasure every moment!

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