Thursday, October 23, 2008


While out banding recently we finally caught what I've been hoping for-a raptor!

A Sharp Shinned Hawk-back when we banded those Bohemians a Coopers went into the net but immediately bounced out-but this time the Sharpie was caught. Richard did an excellent job extracting it-no blood or scratches!

We couldn't band it since we don't have the proper license but of course we took photographs!

Friday, October 17, 2008

I'd like your attention please

Do you mind?
Originally uploaded by makeupanid
I would like to announce that Richard Joos has successfully completed the North American Banding Council certification for both Bander and Trainer!

Way to Go Richard-we are very proud of you I know how much hard work it was

Soon I will post some shots of the Sharpie we caught in the net the other day-here's a little preview