Sunday, April 13, 2008
Last Week at First Landing.
The weather slowed matters down a bit at the Station last week. Overall, numbers of new birds banded and birds recaptured were down from the previous two weeks and from the same week last year. However, the species list continued to grow and yesterday, Saturday, the first day of the next banding week, was the best day of the 2008 season so far. Click on the link which follows to see our weekly totals. Go to sheet 2.
About the male Belted Kingfisher pictured above: he lost his fish when he hit the net. The net caught the fish, too. I reunited the bird with his fish. And after banding, measuring, etc., he flew off with the fish!