Okay, how about some bird pictures?
The last couple days with the teen camp were a lot of fun! Yesterday, we took a trip up to Timberwolf Mountain (elevation 6400 feet) and admired the fantastic views up there. It was a bit cloudy, but we could clearly see Eastern Washington, a bit of Mt. Rainier behind the clouds, and Mt. Adams quite clearly. There was even a chunk of snow that was still present in a shady location! The teens had lots of fun with some brief snowball fights before we returned for dinner and banding the following day. Today, we visited one of our new sites, “Road End Willows” and sadly didn’t have much luck with birds. There were plenty of sparrows, juncos, warblers, vireos, and flycatchers around, but not many found our nets. We said goodbye to the teens later this afternoon, and now we’re launching right into Family Weekend! Everybody is excited to see some bird banding, and the kids are already having a great time.
More pictures will be sure to come, and we’ll keep you posted with the birds we band over the weekend and next week as we wrap up Banding Blitz next week.
– by Joey Smokey