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Old May 27th, 2011, 01:00 PM
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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 we missed a few.

Have a mentioned that we have a lot of rose-breasted grosbeaks here?

Karen retrieves a grosbeak from the net:

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See the peachy color under the wing? This one is a female. The males have a rosy-pink patch there instead.

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Karen about to release a male rose-breasted grosbeak after banding.

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