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Yellow Warbler by kaminskygirl Yellow Warbler by kaminskygirl
6/28/11

This summer I've had the wonderful opportunity become available to me to be present at banding stations in the pacific northwest. The Puget Sound Bird Observatory (PSBO) has deemed me to be their "high school intern" and I've been learning tons! This is a Yellow Warbler that was banded at one of PSBO's banding stations through MAPS.

Isn't he a beauty?

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Sugerpie56 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is so cute! Also, really amazing!
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kaminskygirl Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you so much! And he is cute!
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Sugerpie56 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Your welcome!
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Seda04 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
how did you end up holing him??? and how did he just stay in your hand so calmly...
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kaminskygirl Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student Photographer
I learned how to bird band this summer - we catch birds, put a band on their legs, and then look for various things on them to figure out how old they are, what gender they are, etc. The idea is after banding in the same area for multiple years, you'll see if you catch birds that you caught in previous years, which will give an idea of which birds breed where, whether they're migration patterns are the same year after year, etc. It's a lot of fun.
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Seda04 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
that sounds great!!! ok...so how do you do the catch??? you use a cage???
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kaminskygirl Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student Photographer
No, we use mist nets. They're about 15 to 20 feet long, and about 10 feet high. You set them up, and then you check them periodically for birds that have flown into them. You then take the birds out of the nets and band them.
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Seda04 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
injuries????
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kaminskygirl Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student Photographer
They happen occasionally, but as banders, we work our hardest, and take every precaution, to prevent them.
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Seda04 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thats great...have you ever had the luck of spotting the whistlers warbler???
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