20th January, 2017– Ruthven Park Birdbanding Station

Approximate conditions: Sunny and bright, 12°C

Me holding an American Goldfinch that I banded! 

Thanks to Rick Ludkin (check out his blog! : http://www.ruthvenparknatureblog.com/) and his great, continuing work at the Ruthven Park National Historic Site, I was able to finally do some bird banding today! It was an amazing experience. I have so so so so so much to learn! But I am so glad that there were so many seasoned, patient banders out there to help me (sorry for accidentally letting the White-breasted Nuthatch go!). Can’t wait to go back and I would encourage all to go and check it out!

  • Tufted Titmouse (have been wanting to see one for the longest time and was able to see it right before it was let out from the banding station)
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Red-Bellied woodpecker
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Black-capped Chikadee
  • American Goldfinch
  • Slate-colored Junco/Dark-eyed Junco
  • Canada Geese
  • Red-Tailed Hawk
  • Eastern Bluebird (seen by my mother and father)
  • House Finch
  • Mallard
  • Northern Cardinal
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    Red-bellied Woodpecker 

    House Finches 

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