Monday, October 10, 2011

Bird Banding in Biology of Birds Class

Last Friday my Biology of Birds class went out to Kent Farm, in the forests outside of Bloomington. We have gone out birding on a couple of previous field trips but we were set to band birds on the last one. We weren't disappointed as we were able to catch lots of birds including some nice migrants. We ended up catching Nashville and Yellow-rumped Warblers, White-eyed Vireo, Swainson's Thrush, White-throated Sparrows, Eastern Phoebe, as well as many common species such as Carolina Chickadee and Northern Cardinal.



Brown Thrasher-It's really nice to see birds up close because you can get a much better sense of the sizes of all the birds.



-Eric

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