Friday, December 12, 2008

College work

When I was going to Grad School at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas I was studying the Brown Headed Nuthatch. Long story short: I did my study on campus. We trapped them and marked them with colored leg bands and also tried painting in order to ID individuals. Let me tell you, trying to ID a small upper canopy bird in tall pine trees is a pain in the neck. Literally.
Anyway, I found a few pix from my work. Here they are.Here we are setting up the mist net.

I think that the blue paint made a nice fashion statement. I like to think that this bird was like the cool kid on the block with his new Jordan sneakers.

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