Unfortunately, only the first fly survived the detangling process. Chippewa has dried up. Queen Anne's Lace and thistles have overrun the trails.
A large group of local elementary schoolers learned about birds today. They liked to talk about bears too and some of them sniffed the birds nest that the nature center staff was handing around.
|Boy sniffing nest|
Today we caught a very molty cardinal, a mysterious Swainson's Thrush and a juvenile male rose-breasted grosbeak among other things.
|Rose-breasted grosbeak male juvenile|
|Swainson's Thrush. They don't nest at Chippewa, Bishop thinks that they just visit to molt.|
|Female cardinal originally caught as an adult in 2008|
Some more beauty on our last day at Chippewa.
|Adult bald eagle in the upper left corner|
|Spotted sandpiper doing its signature butt dance|