We captured a lot of rose-breasted grosbeaks. The banding crew's record one-day total prior to this was 15 banded. They banded 64 here and didn't recapture any
I saw five at the feeders this morning that had no band at all...so we missed a few.
Have a mentioned that we have a lot
of rose-breasted grosbeaks here?
Karen retrieves a grosbeak from the net:
See the peachy color under the wing? This one is a female. The males have a rosy-pink patch there instead.
Karen about to release a male rose-breasted grosbeak after banding.