The day wasn't entirely absent of birds. We caught a male grackle which equates to a good banding day in my book. He was especially vibrant with tinges of purple.
Cardinal beaks are as effective at cracking nuts and denting skin as ever.
|Female cardinal dubbed "Bloody Mary"|
Intriguing insects were crawling all about us today.
There was an abundance of robins today. Below is a comparison between the breast of a juvenile and adult.
Gooseberries and false Solomon's seal continue to ripen, some blueberries are ready, Indian pipe and other plants are sprouting.
|False Solomon's Seal berries|
|Indian Pipe- a plant with no chlorophyll, parasitic like a fungus.|
The day ended with this toad perching oddly and near a mist net.