So there were no birds that were banded while I was there. I did get a few pictures of the birds while the guys worked and it was interesting seeing the information that they recorded for each of the captured birds.
The highlight of the morning though were the kids that were there for summer camp or some such activity. The leaders were taking them around the grounds talking to them about birds and bird calls. They would check the nets and come running over very excitedly when a bird had been caught. Then they would watch the bander remove the bird from the net as they talked about the type of bird. It was fun to watch their faces.
I remember as a kid I was very much into nature and wildlife. I was always getting in trouble for going off to the woods or the pond. I am sure that has a lot to do with the man that I am today. Hopefully the experience that these kids had that Friday will help to shape them to appreciate birds and wildlife as they grow and become the future of our planet.