Saturday morning we drove to nearby Powdermill Nature Reserve, a part of the museum system where I work. We watched them do some very careful bird banding. Itís fascinating for me to see how they gently capture birds, measure, weigh and band them and then set them free unharmed. The peaceful nature of the reserve truly appeals to me. Teri also enjoyed her first visit there.
Iím hoping to spend more time there, photographing birds and other fauna. After all, I now live only 30 minutes from there!
This is a Fox sparrow, Passerella iliaca
PS: You may notice the 9th is missing. I did take photos but something odd happened and they are all just BLACK... WTF?