The last two weeks of banding this season netted us 648 new birds and 55 species. Below are some pictorial highlights:
|The Three Rivers Birding Club from Pittsburgh admiring a Red-bellied Woodpecker.|
|Releasing a Great-crested Flycatcher|
|A visitor helping to release a banded bird.|
|Banding a Yellow Warbler- our top species for this season|
|A Second Year Male Red-winged Blackbird|
|Banding a Wood Thrush.|
|Checking a Yellow Warbler for a brood patch. As we |
didn't want to keep birds that were previously banded
off of their eggs for too long, we would record the extent
of their brood patch and release at net
|Bay-breasted Warbler, one of only two caught this season.|
|Wilson's Warbler. One of our later migrants. We banded 18 this season.|
|Measuring the wing length of a Northern Rough-winged Swallow|
|Ovenbird. We banded 13 this season.|
|Black-throated Green Warbler. This species arrived later than usual this season.|
|Tennessee Warbler. For a few days they were singing |
their little hearts out around the banding station.
|Our BIC amazed to still be capturing |
Magnolia Warblers on the very last day of banding.
|Canada Warbler. This season we netted 7, all males.|
|Mourning Warbler, one of 11 we banded this year|
|Our youngest volunteer, Addison, watching the |
banding process very intently.
|Philadelphia Vireo. This year we caught 4 and before that |
we had not banded any since 2013.