Teen camp: bird bonanza & headlamp soccer encore

Photo by Sarah Krueger

After a slow morning at the mist nets at Cash Prairie (elevation 6,000 feet), bird activity suddenly picked up and yielded the highest capture day of the season.   The Teen Banding Camp students practiced handling and banding 58 birds – including  over 30 juvenile Oregon Juncos and a female Williamson’s . . . → Read More: Teen camp: bird bonanza & headlamp soccer encore

Of sparrows & sapsuckers

Photo by Dan Froehlich.

Lincoln’s Sparrows up at Cash Prairie continued to pose identification challenges for the student

Lincoln's Sparrow. Photo by Dan Froehlich.

banders, illustrating that bird id in the hand is quite different than in the field.  In the hand people use field marks quite different from those often . . . → Read More: Of sparrows & sapsuckers

Warblers, thunderstorms & rattlers

Audubon's warbler. Photo by Dan Froehlich.

Warblers have been in short supply so far this year.  Only a few locally breeding Audubon’s Warblers have gotten caught, including this adult SY with 4 generations of feathers on its wing!  Note the juvenal primary coverts, the formative outer greater coverts, the first alternate inner . . . → Read More: Warblers, thunderstorms & rattlers