Wow! Thirty-nine birds were banded on Saturday morning at Crieff Hills and just as many trees were planted!
Thanks very much to everyone who joined us for a wonderful morning. We hope to see you all back on Saturday May 13 for the spring bird banding morning at Crieff.
Special thanks to bird bander Brian Pomfret and family for sharing their birding expertise, and to Rick and Marion Robertson and family for organizing the tree planting.
The mist nets were opened once the rain stopped and the first bird caught was a Tennessee warbler shown being released below. Nets were set up down the path to the amphitheatre, near the Hermitage and in the field.
Our young visitors were also keen to plant trees and 16 months is not too young to wield a shovel as you can see in the photo below. Crieff Hills recently received a grant from TD Friends of the Environment to plant over 100 native trees on the property.
Look at that bird go! Watching a warbler set free.
Here is the list of the birds banded on Saturday, October 1:
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Western Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 2
Field Sparrow - 6
White-throated Sparrow - 6
Black Capped Chickadee - 15
Northern Cardinal - 2