Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summer Camp - Session #1

The first session of summer camp at the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest is half completed! Banded birds, learned the 6 Ss of bird identification, walked the boardwalk (saw Prothonotary Warblers, snapping turtle, fawn, several Barred Owls, cottonmouth, bowfin, longnose gar, yellow-bellied slider laying eggs, and Yellow-crowned Night Heron gorging on crayfish), and made Prothonotary Warbler nest boxes for next spring's Project PROTHO restoration project! Insect studies, bird house building, Jeopardy!, and the end-of-week birdathon are still to come!

Releasing a Swainson's Warbler
Here are a few shots of the action so far:

Building nest boxes

Barred Owl

White-eyed Vireo unhappy with owl

Eastern Box Turtle
Images by Mark Musselman

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