NOTE: No birds or humans were harmed in this process.
|The trap used to capture the hummer. When the hummer|
enters the feeding area, a line is pulled
|Reaching in gently to wrap hand carefully around the bird|
|In the grasp. Same guy does all of them|
|Brings out the bird and carefully places in bag|
|"Bagged" another one!|
|Tools of the trade. Note the numbered bands on the left.|
|Removing the hummer safely from the bag.|
|Inspecting an recording the band number|
|inspecting another bird who has gone docile and relaxed|
|Weighing the bird which was 3.6 grams!|
|Getting ready to feed the bird prior to release|
|Feeding the bird so it has energy to fly away and wakes back up|
|Placing the bird in another palm for release|
|This guy is ready to fly!!|
|And he is gone!|
It was a slow day. All in all, they banded about 25 birds in a 5 hour stretch. We had fun, ate stuff talked and photographed other birds!
For more information check out the hummingbird monitoring information here.