On an early net round I glimpsed a hawk flying away from a net that held a very lucky wood thrush. One net round later, Bishop came back with a broad-winged hawk in tow.
I am amazed I got to hold such a beautiful creature this morning and learn about it. I even got to release it. Here's some high-quality video shot by Mr. Bishop.
Our capture rates were splendid as well, possibly due to a few days of gusty northern winds. We caught thrushes with missing, molting tails and heaps of warblers.
|Tailless wood thrush|
|Two tail feathered Swainson's thrush|
|Chestnut sided warbler female|
|Common yellow throat female|
Finally, Krista found a cute dead mouse this morning and we came back to camp at one point to find Bishop having fun with it.