Category Archives: birds

New York State Young Birders Club

Is this the final one?

Logo of the New York State Young Birders Club

The New York Start Young Birders Club is looking for more active members that are interested in birding. Continue reading

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Flying away in the hand

Brown Thrasher

Brown Thrasher taking off

Small collection of some birds that I have taking off in the hand or trying to fly away while being held! Continue reading

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Baltimore Oriole

This is mon@rch and since Young Naturalist J has been computer less for the past few months . . . I have decided to post a few of his Baltimore Oriole pictures that he took in Ohio.
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Wildlife Wednesday

Ruddy Turnstone

Ruddy Turnstone picture from 2005

Got a picture of this Ruddy Turnstone a few years back, sorry about the low resolution, it was an older camera!
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Short-eared owl banding

Bell shaes trap
BC Trap used to catch Short-eared owls

Mon@rch and I left yesterday to go to a banding station outside of buffalo to attempt to catch Short-eared owls. The owls like to come out at dusk and they are looking for mice and other food. There are post traps, BC traps and a bow trap. The BC trap seen above has Meadow Voles in it along with some dried hay; the sound of the Voles running through the hay attracts the owls making them think it is dinner time. When the birds come down to catch the mouse they hit the top of the trap and try to fly away. The nooses get a hold of them and the get tangled in them when it goes to the nooses tighten around the owls feet Continue reading

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