5.14.2008

Wordless Wednesday - Bird Banding



American Kestrel


Ditto


Western Tanager (thank you, Pi Guy!)


Virginia's Warbler


Wilson's Warbler

No worries - this bird is being released, it's not dead.



Now, when the bird banding guy gets excited, you know it must be a big deal. He said he only sees the Blackpoll Warbler about once every ten years. And he's been doing this for a very long time.







You can see more WW photos here, here, and here.

30 comments:

allisonsays.com said...

Oh those last two pictures are just wonderful. They are all great, but those ones really strike me as beautiful.

Thanks for sharing. Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Carletta said...

Gorgeous photos!

Tink *~*~* said...

Wow, beautiful birds. I love the yellow tanger. Thanks for sharing these.

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Will said...

Wow! That Sparrow Hawk is something else! And the yellow on that warbler!

Happy WW!

Joyful Days said...

Those are fabulous photos & really looks like quite a day!

Leonard said...

all the birds are so cute!! thanks for sharing!

happy WW!

tundratantrum said...

I have a bird this week too...but not as pretty ar yours.

Marsha said...

Terrific pictures! I don't think I've ever seen any of those warblers.

Happy Wordless Wednesday.

Check out my entry if you get a chance at Just Some Thoughts

shubd said...

What fantastic pictures each one of them !!!
One certainly doesn't get to see these species this side of the globe !!

Mariposa said...

So lovely...yet, I'm so afraid for them because they look so frail. Happy WW!

Raven said...

These are all so amazing... to be that up close to all those exquisite birds - and to capture them on film so beautifully. Wow. Thanks for sharing these.

Maya said...

Can't chose my best here. Every photos are wonderfully framed.Amazing shots!

June said...

I got to watch a guy band birds at Chincoteague Island last summer. It was fascinating. The entire process...but especially the way the birds got weighed: head first into an empty toilet paper roll and put on the scale. You can see posts of that in my 2007 blog archives...September, I think. Happy WW!

Kelly C said...

Wonderful photos!!!

Happy WW!!

Hootin' Anni said...

Amazing photography!! Good thing you're doing too.

Do stop by my W W share, won't you?

Deanna said...

Love those pictures! Rarely see birds up so close! Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

Oh wow! Your photos are beautiful.

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Pamela said...

How I WOULD LOVE to have joined you in this endeavor. So enchanted by these little feathered creatures.

I see many kestrels in our valley - but never the other little birds. What a delight.

Pamela said...

ps. I have seen western tanagers here, tho

Urban Thought said...

Great photos.

Happy WW!!!

Gabriel said...

Now how beautiful was that! You had a fantastic post today! I just loved it.

They look so beautiful, yet so frail...

Happy WW, and thanks for stopping by (and for the link)! My post was scheduled since Monday, so I added yours this morning.

My post...

Shannon said...

Amazing! I was privileged to see biologists banding birds years ago in West Texas. I would love to do that again.

Jenelle said...

That first picture looks like the bird is kissing his nose! :)

carrie said...

cool birds, Bunny! I bet that was a neat experience to see them all up close.

SuperAngel said...

That was a neat experience. Glad you got pictures to share. :)

Thank you for your sweet comment on my graduation post. I really appreciate it!
Love,
Miss Amanda
http://superangelsblog.com

Mycrazylife said...

Dianne, These are the coolest pictures ever! Do you know the tagger? You obviously have the inside scoop. What a cool job!

Robert said...

Wow, these are some incredible shots. I'm so late getting here and commenting. Keep up the great work.

Angela said...

Happy Birthday Dianne!

Marsha said...

Very cool! We have been seeing lots of baby birds around here starting to leave their nests. I just wish I was better at figuring out what kind of birds they are!

Great pics, Dianne!

Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

darnelle said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the bird photos!!!

Happy Birthday to you!!

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