Friday, May 01, 2009

Blown away

Well, not quite, but the wind gusts that followed today's clearing weather nearly blew over one of my bird banding nets, while I was trying to extract a Chipping Sparrow! Needless to say, banding was done for the day. I got myself out, the sparrow got itself out, and none of us suffered ill effects more than being quite startled.

Ace photog and bander-in-training Amber took some great non-banding photos, especially the pair of Eastern Bluebirds. We think the bluebirds were winning the battle with Tree Swallows despite being outnumbered; we shall see. Enjoy the photos below!

Female Eastern Bluebird

Male Eastern Bluebird and Tree Swallow

White-throated Sparrow

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Delightful! Glad you weren't knocked off your feet!