As I mentioned in the last post, the biologists collected data from the birds that were captured.
This little downy woodpecker was not happy with being handled and spent a fair amount of his time letting the room know. At one point he also latched onto the fragile bit of skin on the inside of the biologist’s finger.
Give birding a whirl, there are several good guides for identifying birds such as the Peterson Filed Guides and Audubon Guide to North American Birds.
One of my other favorite id books is The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America (Stokes Field Guides). It is perfect for gaining a better understanding of the bird’s behavior which gives a little be of insight on what and why the birds do what they do.
On a side note:
I am always so happy when I meet people who are so enthralled with nature. They are such joyful souls and talking to them about nature and the great outdoors is like taking a ride on a roller-coaster–fun, exciting, and adventuresome.
The biologists at Germantown were so excited to share their love of ornithology. They happily answered the audiences questions and gave mini-dossiers on each species of bird that was captured.