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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Setting Up & Banding at McIntyre Creek.

While setting up the banding station at McIntyre Creek today, we decided to open a few nets and managed to band a few birds: American Tree Sparrow (9; top photo), Black-capped Chickadee (1), Common Redpoll (9), Hoary Redpoll (1; middle photo) and Slate-colored Junco (9; bottom).

Other birds observed but not banded included; Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Herring Gull, Common Goldeneye, Mallard, American Pipit, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin and Common Raven.

Judging from the number of birds at the site today, I am anticipating a busy day next saturday (April 24) when the station opens for the season.

See the previous post for a map to the site.

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