Thursday, October 28, 2010

More Fall Bird Banding

Due to freezing early morning temperatures, we waited a couple hours before opening any nets at the gulch.  At 9:30 AM, we opened half of the nets, and the first bird caught and banded was an American Tree Sparrow, a sign of approaching winter.

Banding American Tree Sparrows is a sign that 
the fall banding season will soon be over.

Brown Creepers are very exciting to see up close!  We caught and banded two today.

Brown Creepers

Another nice treat was this Mountain Chickadee.

1 comment:

  1. Do you need help banding? I used to help Scott Rachid in Estes, but I really want to eventually get my liscence. I would love to do it again! Hilary