We held our regular monthly banding program at the Lowry Nature Center in Carver Park Reserve near Victoria, MN today and despite the cold and wind had a slow but productive day.
It's always nice to be able to work in a beautiful setting and the maple trees today were quite lovely.
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Dark eyed Junco 5 (3 new, 2 retraps)
American Goldfinch 1
White Crowned Sparrow 1
White breasted Nuthatch 1
The interesting catches of the day included this very young male Northern Cardinal.
A bird we don't catch very often was this White-crowned Sparrow. A really beautiful bird in the hand.