Saturday, July 2, 2011

Another male hooded warbler (w/photos)

Posted by Kirk
Last week our bird banders showed up and I joking asked them to catch another Hooded Warbler. They are considered rare in the state. In fact, when we submitted the data for the last Hooded Warbler we caught the bird banding office sent us a message saying there was an error in our data because Hooded Warblers don't exist in Minnesota. Oh well, these photos tell a different story.

What I'm really interested to see is if we have any females which would indicate breeding. Two males in the same forest is a good sign but technically they could be batchelors hanging out with no females. Time will tell on this one but I'd love to say we have breeding Hooded Warblers on site.