Saturday, March 24, 2012

First Landing Songbird Station

Our First Landing State Park (Virginia Beach) Songbird Banding Station opened at the beginning of March and will run daily, weather permitting, through May. There will be regular updates on our website's First Landing Blog, but I thought I would also show some pictures of a visit there today. Calvin Brennan is our head bander and Ashley Kuflewski is our intern. Here, they are checking mist nets and processing an adult male Dark-eyed Junco.

Brian Taber

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Tundra Swans

Tundra Swans come through in early March at College Creek Hawkwatch, sometimes by the hundreds, always a gorgeous sight...these 3 today were lower and closer than the usual high-altitude flocks.

Brian Taber