Owl Banding and Mississippi Kites

8 11 2009

Me + rather cute owl!Thought I’d stick up a picture of the owl banding from Friday. Apparently I look like an extremely happy ten your old with a new toy in the picture (sounds about right!). Anyway it was an amazing experience and one that i’ll get round to writing about after the weekend.

Having just read it myself, I also wanted to steer my readers towards Benjamin Van Dorens post about our Mississippi Kite day (here) . Ben’s one of the regulars at the hawkwatch and is an excellent younger birder, he also writes a great blog about his birding travels (flick back through his posts to read about the day they found the first Brown-backed Solitire for North America – pending acceptance). The post about the Mississippi Kites (and mice!) sums up nicely the fun of hanging out at the hawkwatch (until you find yourself wandering around the orchard as a pair of kites fly over).

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8 11 2009
Warblings

Kites (and mice) at Quaker Ridge…

Who needs hawks when you have mice? Today was PSAT day, meaning we had no classes (besides the test). So, after finishing the PSAT, we all went home. Well… I, seeing that there were NNW winds and partly cloudy skies, chose a different option. I…..

9 11 2009
Chrissie T

Yeah I recognise that delighted ten year old look!

9 11 2009
steeveetee

From our experiences in the Gironde this summer, Luke, I now know it’s one thing to see the creature from a distance but another thing entirely to be so close up and personal… Also now get the real meaning of the phrase ‘A bird in the hand…’ 🙂

16 11 2009
Dawn Fine

you sure do look like a ten year old, must be the excitment..

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