Banding birds on the North Fields, April 2013

I tried a new location for bird banding lab with the Ornithology students last week.  It seemed to be a great spot with birds singing and calling all around us, but our capture rate was low: just 2 birds in about 5 hours.  The ones we caught were pretty sweet, however.  Check out these adorable little feathered dinosaurs to brighten your mood in the wake of yesterday’s tragic bombing at the Boston Marathon. 


ASY female Ruby-crowned Kinglet.  This gargantuan weighed a whopping 6 grams.


Lovely little Field Sparrow.

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