Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Shorebird Banding Plymouth Beach

I went banding today with Drew from Mass Wildlife and some of the Manomet gang at Plymouth Beach. Their goal was to finish putting Nano tags on Semipalmated Sandpipers, they managed to tag 30 birds over 2 nights. The hope is that the tags will transmit the data tracking the movements of the birds for the duration that the tags stay attached, roughly a month or so. We also banded a number of Least Sandpipers and Semipalmated Plovers. Great time, very happy to be invited.

                                                    Nice welcoming sign for beach goers
                                                             Sunset at Plymouth Beach
                                           Walking out to the banding location
 Since the birds can see the mist nets during the day, banding had to take place after dark
                                                                    Semi Plover
                                          Least Sandpiper not enjoying the headlamp
                                                         Semi Plover glaring at me
                                                  Drew and Evan attaching the Nano tags

                                                            View of the Nano Tag

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Misty Morning

A hot misty morning at Belle Isle. Made for interesting photos, lots of Egrets about.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Green Heron

Caught this fella out in the open - Lewis Lake, Winthrop MA.

                                                 Least Sandpiper - The Key Belle Isle