Friday September 20, 2013.   17 new, 7 retraps, 9 Species.  It was another slow day with winds from the south again.

Bird of the day was Swainson’s Thrush with 5 banded.
We had group of 30 bright and interested home-schooled children  and 8 adults  join us for a good amount of the morning.   Everyone got to see birds banded, measured and weighed, and walked our net lanes to watch birds being removed from the nets.  There were lots of oohs and aaahs as each visitor got to listen to the heartbeat of a bird.
Andrea Measuring the Wing of a Newly Banded Bird Photo by Ryan Kayhart

Andrea Measuring the Wing of a Newly Banded Bird
Photo by Ryan Kayhart

And they had a ton of fun removing the ever-popular Beanie Birds from our fun net, and then taking a wing measurements and weighing them!
Betsy Watching as a Beanie Baby Bird is Extracted for a Mist Net Photo by Ryan Kayhart

Betsy Watching as a Beanie Baby Bird is Extracted from a Mist Net
Photo by Ryan Kayhart

Ryan Kayhart