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Old 03-27-2009, 06:42 PM   #1
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Default A real hummingbird trap (shocking photos inside)

Ok there's actually nothing shocking in here, no, they weren't eaten by starving people Just hummers being banded.
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:15 AM   #2
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Those are the most amazing photos. I cannot imagine trying to "band" something as tiny as a hummer. Thanks for sharing
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:37 AM   #3
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You got me. I was expecting to see something bad.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:38 AM   #4
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Banding all done.
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Time to be weighed. Weighing the banded birds is very important. We learn a lot about their migration and how much fat they need to make it. Also documented at the time of banding is the sex, age, weight, and notations of how much fat is visible under the transparent skin of the abdomen when we blow on the feathers. This little one didn't fair so well in the fat storage department. Corriders everyone, corridors.
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:34 PM   #6
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Great photos guys!
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