Sunday, May 27, 2018

Color-flagged Sandpiper

This Semi-palmated Sandpiper, with a color-flag, was recently found among thousands of other unflagged ones, by the Observatory's Waterbird Team on a survey in Portsmouth, VA. The number was reported to the banding lab, so that the researcher will know where the bird was on that date. This kind of travel information is valuable in ongoing conservation efforts. The Observatory should find out soon where the bird was originally banded. Brian Taber

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Sandhill Cranes

Three Sandhill Cranes, rare migrants to this area, flew over the College Creek Hawkwatch, in James City County, this morning.
Brian Taber