Sunday, October 23, 2011

Up close with a Black and White

I spent a couple hours one morning last week at the Jekyll Island Banding Station; it's Georgia's oldest continually operated station. There's always a nice variety of birds and the folks who run the station, for a couple weeks each fall, are happy for visitors.

This particular warbler, a Black and White, was quite feisty!

And handsome, of course...

Note the "target" penned on the bander's finger... he says it gives the birds somewhere to aim their bites!

; )


NCmountainwoman said...

Beautiful warbler! I do love Jeckyll (and all the others in the "Golden Isles").

KGMom said...

Years ago, when our son was a young teen, and our daughter just past toddler, we vacationed on Jekyll Island. I loved it. I so wished more east coast shoreline had been so preserved, instead of over-built.

And as for the little black and white bird being banded--love it. Looks as though you've found some new outlets for your birding passion.

RG said...

Missed the bunny post - thanks!

Love that little black and white. Nothing like it here.