[CT Birds] Purple Martins and banded birds
skruitbosch at ctaudubon.org
Fri Apr 20 17:03:41 EDT 2012
The Purple Martins returned over two weeks ago to the big colony Gazebo Phil's! http://gazebophil.com/
Check them out there live all summer long. They've been at Milford Point for a while now and even at Stratford Point this week. Min mentioned it recently but please keep an eye out for special color banded Purple Martins. Here's a post I put up last year after CT DEEP and CAS banded 185 chicks at Phil's: http://ctaudubon.blogspot.com/2011/07/watch-for-color-banded-purple-martins.html
Video of that banding: http://ctaudubon.blogspot.com/2011/07/purple-martin-banding-hd-video.html
So please keep an eye out for the color bands! And report them ASAP, thanks!
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