April 17. 2012.  Kathy Habgood decided to photograph the Magnolia tree blooming at the BBBO house.  She noticed a cardinal building a nest, and then saw its mate …. and both of them were wearing BBBO bands!  Then she saw a chickadee and a Song Sparrow in the yard, wearing shiny bands!

 Female Northern Cardinal carrying nesting material. Photo by Kathy Habgood

Female Northern Cardinal carrying nesting material. Photo by Kathy Habgood

Banded Black-capped Chickadee in the yard at the BBBO House. Photo by Kathy Habgood

Banded Black-capped Chickadee in the yard at the BBBO House. Photo by Kathy Habgood

Banded Song Sparrow Photo by Kathy Habgood

Banded Song Sparrow. Photo by Kathy Habgood