Sunday, June 12, 2011

Banding Begins

We started banding birds today. It took a while to get back into the swing of shorebird banding after 3 years off, but it was successful nonetheless. Here is the first bird we banded this season, a Semipalmated Sandpiper with some new bling.
This is the second bird we banded today. We dubbed this Semipalmated Sandpiper "Michael Jackson" for obvious reasons (E-HE!!)
After we released the bird, he proceeded to moonwalk back to his nest.
There are 6 more birds to band tomorrow including a Dunlin. It is sure to be eventful.

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