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Bird Banding Demonstration
by
Fred Cohane
 

July 16, 2005: Bird Banding Demonstration

Led by: Bear Mountain League of Naturalists - Trudy Battaly and Drew Panko with assistance from James Vellozzi.

Participants: Fred Cohane, John Deans, Doris Metraux, Lee Philkins, Bob Senerchia, Carol Weiss, Alan Wells, Della Wells.

Location: Met Trudy and Drew at 7:30 AM at the Lemmon Road gate along Seven Lakes Drive. They proceeded to drive to the banding area to set up the nets. The rest of the group met at the pull-off along Route 9W just north of Iona Island causeway south of Bear Mountain at 8 AM. Trip ended at approximately 12:30 PM.

Weather: Hot and sticky! Heavy overcast and high humidity. Brief rain showers later in the day (after demonstration).

Time

Temperature

F

Humidity

%

Dew Pt.

F

Wind

mph

Wind Direction

Heat Index

F

Pressure

in Hg

Rain

inches

8:00

73.7

90

70.6

1

S

76.1

30.201

0

9:00

75.1

87

71.0

2

N

78.3

30.212

0

10:00

76.7

82

70.8

1

N

79.9

30.206

0

11:00

77.7

79

70.7

3

N

80.8

30.210

0

12:00

78.6

77

70.8

1

SSW

81.8

30.210

0

13:00

78.8

78

71.4

2

N

82.2

30.205

0

Trip Highlights: The introduction to bird banding graciously provided by League of Naturalist members Trudy Battaly and Drew Panko was truly exceptional. Several mist nets were erected in the Lemmon Road area a short distance from the Doodletown Reservoir. The days catch:

1 ♂ Eastern Towhee, 1 ♀ House Wren (with egg in oviduct), 1 ♂ Hooded Warbler, 1 ♂ Blue-winged Warbler (not banded), 1 young-of-year Hooded Warbler of undetermined sex. Thank you, Trudy and Drew!