Banding a purple finch:
This one is a second spring (third year) male--it's just starting to get a blush of the raspberry color over the brown...
And yet another grosbeak hanging out at the net...
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."
"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"
"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."