April Banding Activities
We started the month's banding activities on April 4th at the Hummer House where we were privileged to present a demonstration of bird banding for an outstanding group of students from Christoval Elementary School. Although the day was very windy, we had no difficulty netting birds. Although only a few birds were netted for our demonstration, we were surprised to band our first migrating Clay-colored Sparrows of the season. We were pleased to share with these students about bird migration and bird behavior. We then processed several birds doing standard measurements and explained briefly how these birds were aged and sexed. These young people were fascinated to be up close and personal with the birds. They enjoyed getting to release some of the birds. We certainly enjoyed this opportunity to meet them and share the birds with them.