Friday, October 29, 2010

Ana Visits a Hummingbird Banding Session

Ana loves hummingbirds. This fall, she and Matt visited a wildlife preserve where game managers were banding migrating southbound humminbirds. These tiny birds fly to the Texas coast, fatten up, and then cross the Gulf of Mexico headed for their winter homes. It seems impossible, but they fly down from Colorado and points north, thousands of miles...and then fly back in the spring.

Here are some pictures from their visit. These experts know what they are doing and the birds are not hurt! Ana's heart went out to them. (Each picture may be clicked for a larger version.)

We'll have pictures of the actual banding in the next post in a few days.

(Hummingbirds, part 2)

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