Friday, December 9, 2011

Walk around Palo

No banding today at Palo, but I still had to work.  I spent half the day walking around Palo mending some holes in mist nets, and the other half of the day weed-whacking with a machete (sounds way more fun then it actually is).  While mending nets, though, I brought my camera.  Here's a few of the birds that were hanging around today.
Fox Sparrow by the parking lot. [Photo by Lukas Musher]
This Western Scrub-Jay flew in while I was mending nets. [Photo by Lukas Musher]

And she's color-banded. This is the same bird as was seen last week! Information on her at [Photo by Lukas Musher]
Color-banded Song Sparrow.  Another bird seen last week. [Photo by Lukas Musher]
And one more color-banded Song Sparrow.  Perhaps the same bird whose complete color combination I couldn't obtain last week.  This bird was first captured back in May 2007!  It was in juvenal plumage then making this bird four years old.  It has been captured fifteen times in the past four years, and was found a few times to have a cloacal protuberance, indicating this bird is a male.  [Photo by Lukas Musher]
While mending the nets, I noticed a jay-sized bird fly into a douglas fir in my peripheral.  I looked up and saw this Sharp-shinned Hawk.  Luckily I was able to snap off a few photos before it got away. [Photo by Lukas Musher]
By Luke Musher

1 comment:

  1. Love the closeup of the SOSP butt, and nice Sharpie!