Click any photo to enlarge

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Today did not disappoint

Kelly arrived right on time with his enthusiastic group of banders. All went according to plan, as much as something like hummingbird cooperation can be planned. They caught and banded 30 hummers of four species (Ruby-throated, Black-chinned, Lucifer, and Rufous).

Of course, Kelly was heavily involved with managing and instructing the participants.

Here are the tools of the trade. All took turns banding.

Here is Sheri Williamson enjoying the oasis experience.

She took tons of photos that she's hoping will be useful in her second edition. She's the author of Hummingbirds of North America.

I would say today's session was part data gathering, part classroom, and part entertainment.

Thursday the remainder of banders will come to do it all over again, but whereas today's group consisted of 20 people, Thursday's group will only be around 12.

No comments:

Post a Comment