Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Bird Migration In Full Swing At Springbrook Nature Center
This male Northern Shoveler duck was swimming just off the boardwalk.
These little warblers are early migrants, and have usually flown further north by now, but are still very common in the park. they will be gone soon
He is posing here after he was banded and ready for release. He seems to be less "olive" colored than others I remember.
Being captured, banded, and released did not seem to frighten himt too much, as I saw him again back in the same area at Springbrook yesterday, two days after his release.
The Black and White Warbler below was just one of the 22 species and 73 individual birds banded on Sunday at Springbrook.